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Egypt wins UK outsourcing award

Egypt recognized as Outsourcing Destination of the Year in UK trade body award

Egypt has won the Outsourcing Destination of the Year at the 2008 National Outsourcing Association Awards.

The NOA, the UK trade association for outsourcing, selected Egypt from a growing base of international outsourcing destinations because of the country’s young, multilingual work force and investment in outsourcing.

Dr Hazem Abdelazim, CEO of Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency, (ITIDA), collected the award at a gala event in London.

Abdelazim commented: “This award recognizes the vast progress Egypt has made in the outsourcing market. Egypt is putting its mark on the map of favoured global services locations.

“Its young population, large multi-lingual workforce, solid infrastructure and competitive cost structure is fortified by unequivocal government support, making Egypt a compelling destination for outsourcing services,” he added.

A recent study by the Yankee Group said that Egypt has the strongest position to develop an outsourcing industry of any country in the Middle East.

Martyn Hart, chairman of the NOA, commented: “The NOA awards celebrate best practice in the outsourcing industry. Our winners have demonstrated excellence in outsourcing and have highlighted the importance of best practice and meeting industry standards. These achievements make an excellent contribution to the Body of Outsourcing Knowledge (the BOOK) that the NOA holds on behalf of the industry.”

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