The state of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab emirate. It lies on the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula, and the north-western shore of the Arabian Gulf, sharing a border with Saudi Arabia to the south, and Iraq to the North.
We recognize that the special needs of small businesses are very different from those of multinational corporations and we have the experience and the understanding to meet the needs of both. With the strength of our international organization behind us, we offer small and large companies the best of both worlds. Our personal attention and specialized knowledge are combined with the global resources and expertise of a major global organization.
In Kuwait, we plan our work in such a way as to produce useful feedback and constructive recommendations by involving client management in the planning process. That way, critical issues are identified and addressed as early as possible and effort is concentrated in areas where the risk of error is greatest. We believe clients value our personal approach, which ensures continuity, clear communication and a deep understanding of their needs.
Our office in Kuwait City was established in 1949 and in 2010, Bader Al Wazzan & Co., the former PriceWaterHouseCoopers member firm, joined Deloitte in Kuwait. We have a broad knowledge of serving a variety of industries. They include banking and financial services, investments, insurance, construction, governmental agencies, general trading, manufacturing, real estate, petrochemicals, telecommunications, oil and gas. We also have a strong Tax practice and an innovative management consulting group. All this is in addition to providing the more usual professional services concerning enterprise risk management, audits and accounting.
Just as we’ve played a vital role in the growth of Kuwait to date, we’re also very much a part of its future. Deloitte has identified the Middle East as a priority market that represents superior growth opportunities. As such, our Middle East firms, operating in 15 countries and employing almost 2,500 professionals across the region and including Kuwait, have been targeted for major investment. This is accompanied by a focused strategy of expansion in key business areas and a continued emphasis on recruiting and retaining the most talented professionals from the region and other countries to serve Middle East companies.
To address the growing market needs, we have expanded our specialized professional services in the Middle East, leveraging our local and global talent in areas such as Financial Advisory Services, Enterprise Risk Services and International Tax Services. We have also continued to play a pivotal role in serving the region’s high-growth industry sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecoms and financial services, as well as major sectors such as oil and gas, the public sector and the Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds. Our Middle East knowledge centers are a testament to our specialized capabilities in strategic services and industries.