talent500: ANSR to invest $100 million in Abu Dhabi

Pune: ANSR, which helps companies set up global capability centres has announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) as part of ADIO’s $545 million Innovation Programme. ANSR, along with group firm Talent500, will invest $100 million towards this initiative. Through this, ANSR will work with Indian companies to set up teams in the region, with a bid to make global setup scalable and cost-competitive to India.

The UAE is emerging as a favoured destination for Indian companies who are looking to expand.

“In a rapidly changing post-pandemic world, access to global talent will be a key differentiator for businesses. Abu Dhabi’s attractiveness as a safe and stable location ranked high for ease of doing business, makes it an ideal global technology hub,” said Vikram Ahuja, chief executive officer (CEO) of Talent500 and managing director (MD) at ANSR.

Along with this, Talent500 will also establish its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi to provide fast-growth businesses in the Middle East access to top Indian talent.

“With the rapidly changing global ecosystem, we’re committed to contributing to the transformation of Abu Dhabi as a progressive and technology-led global technology location. We look forward to working closely with our portfolio of leading global businesses to set up their regional technology headquarters in Abu Dhabi in support of the emirate’s vision of becoming a leading global technology hub,” said Lalit Ahuja, CEO, ANSR.

Abdulla Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi, Acting Director General of ADIO, said: “With talent and teams increasingly mobile and global, organisations need new technologies and solutions to maintain a successful workforce. Being home to 200 nationalities and a dynamic innovation ecosystem, Abu Dhabi understands that the future of work is being rapidly reshaped and is equipped to enable workforce transformation.”

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