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Looking to the Middle East

At HSBC, we are ideally-placed to support businesses in the professional services sector, serving you across our full range of banking services in the MENAT region.

As a trusted partner, we can support organisations in the sharing of leadership and business experience to help drive your business forward. This is especially relevant as firms strive to push forward their diversity agendas, embed sustainable practices and embrace digital transformation in business models locally, regionally and internationally.

The MENAT region’s economic refashioning, regulatory change and geopolitical tensions pose challenges for every business, but for the professional services sector, they are also abundant sources of opportunity.

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Michael LIttlewood

Sector Head, Professional Services, HSBC Commercial Banking

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Professional services sector expertise

There is no more dynamic and evolving market than MENAT. And where there is disruption, there is potential for professional services providers.

Mike Littlewood, Sector Head, Professional Services, HSBC Commercial Banking

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The role of the professional services sector is central to the MENAT region’s journey towards economic transformation. As Mike Littlewood, HSBC's Sector Head for Professional Services, in MENAT, explains, growth for professional services firms is coming from helping clients adapt and stay abreast of economic transformation changes, national visions, regulatory, trade, and geo-political changes, and as economies become more interconnected.

Future proofing your workforce

One of the biggest challenges for the professional services sector in the region is the diminishing number of expats in the workforce. As in other established hubs such as Singapore and Hong Kong, resource is beginning to dwindle.

Professional services firms rely disproportionately on expats – but this also spells an opportunity to adopt a very different resourcing policy: make the private sector more interesting and appealing to the regional community and identify and develop talent locally to create a more sustainable workforce.

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Gerard Rahman, BDO UAE
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Geopolitics in MENAT: Opportunities Await

The HSBC Professional Services Female Leadership Roundtable in November delved into how an ever-changing geopolitical landscape affects the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) – and most importantly, how it can unlock vast potential.

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Professional Services Talent in the Middle East: Rethinking Norms

HSBC's Professional Services roundtable explored how a paradigm shift in the global talent pool is fast rewriting hiring and working norms, plus how broader economic trends across MENAT may offer a helping hand.

Qatar Professional Services sector: Tentative Confidence Gains Pace
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Qatar Professional Services sector: Tentative Confidence Gains Pace

HSBC's inaugural Qatar Professional Services virtual Roundtable addressed several themes, including growing confidence in the country’s post-pandemic recovery, the state of restructuring and M&As and shifting talent dynamics.

Egypt: Professional Services Optimism shines through resilience
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Egypt: Professional Services Optimism shines through resilience

HSBC's inaugural Egypt Professional Services Roundtable addressed several themes, including the country’s economic resilience, as well as the importance of allowing human and investment capital to flourish.

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A Time for Ingenuity and Design in MENAT

HSBC's latest regional Professional Services Roundtable addressed a number of themes including the impact of vaccine rollouts, the need for a stronger SME segment and regional recovery outlooks.

Demographics and diversity

In the MENAT marketplace, professional players vie not only for contracts but for a tight pool of potential recruits. Firms are responding by finding new ways to attract and retain people with critical skills.

Transformation under way

MENAT has leap-frogged western economies in many technologies, such as 5G. And successful adoption of digital advances will underpin achievement of the goals in the visionary transformation programmes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Growth drivers and predictions

The next few years will see MENAT-based consultancies push into new territories, while boosting their policymaking influence.

Supporting the region’s transformation

Professional services firms are guiding their clients through the complexities of a dynamic market and in the process, helping to shape the evolution of MENAT states.

A fast-maturing market

From employee benefits to the novelty of VAT, government and businesses need help to handle regulatory changes in MENAT.

Opportunities on the horizon

As companies move to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, senior leaders from Professional Services firms joined HSBC for the latest sector roundtable to discuss key trends, risks and opportunities to consider for the upcoming year.

MENAT Professional Services sector performance improves amid watchful optimism

HSBC's latest regional Professional Services Roundtable brought together senior leaders to discuss the sector dynamics, the economic and COVID-19 impacts, alongside government policy and risks

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