Today, Artefact, a major player in data and digital consulting services, announces the full commissioning of its office in Beirut, its third location in the MENA region, where it also has operations in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The Lebanon subsidiary will be a strategic talent hub that supports Artefact Group’s intensive expansion, both in MENA and other territories (Europe, USA, and Asia); the company now employs more than 1000 people in 16 countries.
The Lebanon office is a key milestone in Artefact’s ambition to become a global leader in data consulting services through rapid organic growth and an active M&A program, supported by the company’s two private equity investors, Ardian and Cathay Capital.
Artefact’s Beirut-based staff provides a strategic and elite talent pool for the entire company thanks to their multilingual capabilities and high level of education obtained at major local universities, such as the American University of Beirut, the Lebanese American University, the Université Saint Joseph and the Lebanese University.
The new office is helmed by two experienced Artefact Consulting Partners, Christelle Salame and Oussama Ahmad. Lebanese citizens educated in the country, they have been working in the MENA region for 12 and 15 years respectively on strategic and transformational projects for major brands; they will bring extensive expertise to the team. Lebanese employees will be trained, mentored and professionally developed within the company under the close supervision of highly skilled leaders, and also be promoted to managerial positions or transferred to other locations, as opportunities arise.
Current and future hires will include data analysts, data scientists and data engineers, digital marketers and data consultants. They will collaborate with Artefact Group peers on data-driven missions to deliver business value for enterprises, from data strategy to the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) projects. With a broad-ranging involvement, they will work on cutting-edge data transformation models (data governance, data platform implementation, data factory, data acculturation and change management), data consulting solutions by industry (such as FMCG, luxury goods, tourism, banking and insurance, healthcare, and governmental institutions), as well as data and digital marketing, and data services for ethics and sustainability programs.
Artefact Lebanon is already being appointed on data acceleration programs for major clients located in Europe and Dubai. Collaborators working in the Beirut office will embark on exciting career paths and best-in-class learning experiences by participating in challenging projects using pioneering AI technologies.
Artefact is an international data services company specializing in data transformation and data & digital marketing consulting, whose mission is to transform data into business impact by delivering tangible results across the entire value chain.
Artefact’s unique approach, which bridges the gap between data and business, enables our clients to achieve their business objectives in a dedicated and efficient manner. Our 900 employees combine their multidisciplinary skills to help companies innovate their business. Our cutting-edge technologies in Artificial Intelligence and our agile methods guarantee the success of our clients’ AI projects, from design to deployment, including training and change management. Covering Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Africa through our local presence in 18 offices, we work with leading international brands such as Orange, Samsung, L’Oréal, or Sanofi worldwide. www.artefact.com