AESI seeks to invest in Zambia infrastructure projects

AESI seeks to invest in Zambia infrastructure projects
Updated 31 October 2015

AESI seeks to invest in Zambia infrastructure projects

AESI seeks to invest in Zambia infrastructure projects

A Saudi international firm is making a multimillion dollar investment in Zambia's health care and energy sectors on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model.
The investment seeks to increase local employment, provide on-job training through professional international experts and use of latest technology in construction and projects as a whole, within international safety and security parameters, said Amir Qayyum, business development director of Advance Electronic Systems International (AESI).
He said, the AESI, has proposed the investment during the visit of the Zambian First Lady Esther N.T. Lungu who was on an official visit to Saudi Arabia recently.
Qayyum told Arab News that a concrete collaboration between the two countries is likely to be concluded in the very near future for the development of projects in the health and energy sector.
He said, during an official meeting with the wife of the Zambian president, she expressed her thanks to the Saudi government, humanitarian agencies and business community for their willingness to support the economic recovery of the country.
AESI is a management company which offers various management services in project engineering and investments with core principles for project development is to maximize local participation.
According to Qayyum, his company in partnership with internationally recognized companies specialized in various industries will provide a total development solution. This encompasses preparation of feasibility studies, project finance and project development through the engineering procurement and construction model.
"AESI has been providing construction management to numerous government and private entities and our priorities have always been client satisfaction and economic development of the region where the project is conducted or completed," he said.
Qayyum added: “The proposed groundbreaking projects will utilize the latest technology, which include the construction of a specialist hospital and sustainable energy, and their implementation will be of the utmost priority to our company.”


PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification
Updated 19 January 2021

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has recently been recognized as an approved center offering the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in the Middle East. This professional qualification will develop core management skills, and enable aspiring leaders to acquire globally recognized accreditation.

Launching as a public course in February, the Level 5 diploma in management and leadership is designed to give participants the skills and competencies needed to become an effective manager. Live online training will be delivered through a flexible, bite-sized modular program over a one-year period. Upon completion, participants will be one step closer to CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Amanda Line, partner at PwC’s Academy, said: “Leadership is required in all areas of an organization, no matter the industry, to set direction and unlock the greatest potential in teams. The CMI qualification not only equips participants with cross-functional management skills that form the building blocks of leadership, the fact that this is a globally recognized accreditation adds confidence to both participants and companies.”

The Level 5 diploma covers core subjects including finance management, project management, planning and procuring, and the principles of management and leadership. Participants can continue to progress through the CMI qualification by earning an award, certificate or diploma, depending on their professional goals.

PwC’s Academy will also offer Level 3 and Level 7 CMI qualifications as in-house training for organizations across the Middle East.

Winston Jacob, head of employer and partner provider relations at CMI, said: “Our mission at CMI is, and has been for the past 70 years, to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. We are delighted to partner with PwC’s Academy in the Middle East to offer a number of our globally recognized qualifications, and at a time that has never been more critical for the development of our future leaders.”