Oliver Wyman and INJAZ UAE Collaborate to Help Augment Youth Empowerment Across the Nation

Jun 29, 2018

Partnership to focus on supporting entrepreneurship, financial literacy and workplace readiness amongst the youth of the UAE and the wider Middle East 

United Arab Emirates – Oliver Wyman, the global leader in management consultancy, is set to leverage its expertise in driving significant value for the youth empowerment agenda in the UAE and wider Middle East, by partnering with INJAZ UAE.

INJAZ UAE is a core member organization of the regionally based INJAZ Al-Arab, a network supporting the youth in achieving economic success. Greg Rung, Partner at Oliver Wyman, joined INJAZ UAE as a board member to aid with setting the ambition of the organization, strategic direction and building partner relations. Oliver Wyman also aims to drive change through the development of a set of 15 strategic initiatives with the Board to accomplish its ambition of 30,000 students reached by 2022.

“At INJAZ UAE, we are dedicated to giving students the knowledge and skills they require to shape their professional future and make smarter academic and economic choices,” said Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of INJAZ UAE. “We are delighted to partner with Oliver Wyman, as we look to support the UAE vision of youth empowerment through our world-class initiatives where our programs help spark learning in the youth to experience the opportunities and realities of the global professional network in the world that we live in today. The UAE chapter of INJAZ and Oliver Wyman will work hard in achieving the goal of the wider INJAZ Al-Arab team of reaching 1 million students by 2022.”

Greg Rung said: “This collaboration comes at a time where regional governments and private companies are offering increasing support to their youth through dedicated programs and strategic visions of empowering them. Youth employment and expansion of the private sector in the GCC are two drivers towards a healthy, diversified economy. Through their commendable programs and initiatives, INJAZ UAE is able to educate students on entrepreneurship and work readiness in a truly fun way,” he added.

INJAZ UAE recently celebrated the 9th Company Program competition, where 10 teams from schools across the UAE turned classrooms into real start-up environments. With guidance from volunteer mentors, the program provided students the opportunity to start-up, organize and operate actual enterprising companies to learn about real life business processes and functions.

About INJAZ UAE

INJAZ UAE is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW), regionally known as INJAZ Al-Arab representing MENA. JAW is one of the world’s largest non-profit business education organizations, reaching over 10 million students a year in 121 countries. It serves as a nexus between the business community, educators and volunteers working together to empower young people to own their economic success.

INJAZ UAE delivers cutting-edge, experiential volunteer based programs in Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy. We are dedicated to giving youth the knowledge and skills they need to plan their professional future and make smart academic and economic choices. Our programs help spark the learning in youth to experience the opportunities and realities of the global professional world in the 21st century.

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across nearly 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 4,700 professionals around the world who help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.