Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Misk Foundation to develop Saudi talent within the Kingdom’s ICT sector.

The MoU was signed during the Misk Global Forum 2019 by Mashari Al Ibrahim, CEO of Misk Fellowships, and Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Tech. Investment Saudi Arabia Co., Ltd.

Through their partnership, Huawei will work with the Misk Foundation to bridge talent gaps in emerging technology fields such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), by providing internship opportunities for nationals.

Huawei and Misk Foundation signed a MoU to develop Saudi ICT Talent

Interns accepted onto the program will have access to Huawei’s Innovation Center, labs and other facilities at the company’s headquarters in China, prompting international knowledge exchange and cultural understanding.

Mashari Al Ibrahim, CEO of Misk Fellowships, said:
The Misk Foundation seeks to provide opportunities that will provide Saudi youth with the empowerment needed to thrive as active participants in the future economy. Working with partners such as Huawei provides us with a unique opportunity to offer unique enrichment experiences to talented young people in the Kingdom, who will learn essential skills that can be applied for the benefit of their own future, as well as for the benefit of our country.
Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Tech. Investment Saudi Arabia Co., Ltd, said:
Developing the ICT ecosystem by investing in young talent will be essential for Saudi Arabia to achieve its full potential as a digitally-driven Kingdom. Huawei has long contributed to developing ICT infrastructure and talent in Saudi Arabia, in line with the objectives of Vision 2030. Our new partnership with the Misk Foundation will allow us to build upon our legacy as we empower tomorrow’s Saudi ICT leaders with the tools to forge a truly digital future for their country.