ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton officially opened a MENA regional headquarters as part of an effort to grow its business in the area.
The new office for the Middle East and North Africa was opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and follows an extension of company operations to Kuwait and Qatar last May.
"Booz Allen Hamilton is gaining increasing traction in the region, and the new Abu Dhabi office is a great base from which to manage our operations," said the company's senior vice president, Don Pressley, who leads the Booz Allen's MENA operations.
"We've been actively recruiting to build our team of regionally based specialists and this prestigious new space gives us a solid platform from which to manage our growth.
"Beyond the excitement of moving into our new, first-class facility, this week also affords the opportunity to gather together some of the firm's global cybersecurity experts and discuss some of the security challenges facing Middle East organizations today."
As part of the opening, Booz Allen on Monday had a cybersecurity roundtable with senior Emirates' government and business leaders.
The roundtable was led by Booz Allen Vice Chairman Mike McConnell, a former U.S. director of National Intelligence and focused on the protection of national infrastructure.