2 March 2018
To celebrate the official opening of our new offices in Ankara and Nairobi, we hosted grand cocktail receptions with many of our colleagues and affiliates in each location earlier this year.
Ankara Office Opening
During his welcome speech, Douglas McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, WYG, stressed the importance of Ankara’s strategic location at the world’s centre, effectively bridging east and west.
He noted the hub’s presence is bound to strengthen as our team continues to tackle challenges within the migration, water, and energy sectors to enhance socio-economic conditions within the region.
The ceremony saw our colleagues reiterate their commitment to our One WYG initiative, applying the same rigorous standard of consultancy to new locations and projects, whilst introducing fresh perspectives toward making a difference.
Jesper Damgaard, Managing Director of International Development, added: “We have a passionate and committed team in Turkey that plays an important part in the five-year strategy of our combined International Development business. A key element of that is to diversify the Turkish business and find new markets in the regions where Turkish businesses are historically strong, such as the Levant, Central Asia, and parts of Caucasus.”
Nairobi Office Opening
On the heels of our successful Ankara event, our colleagues in Nairobi hosted many of our clients, consultancy partners, and suppliers at their own reception to celebrate the launch of a new office and renewed commitment to Kenya.
Douglas was once again on the scene, delivering an inspirational speech about our Nairobi team’s future, both within the region and as a part of WYG in the grander scheme.
Winnie Awuor, Consultant at WYG in Nairobi, said: “The office opening shows WYG’s commitment to the region and acknowledgment that Kenya and the greater East Africa is a vibrant market – one that is worth tapping into. We strive to continue delivering the same high quality of services to Kenya that we have provided in the U.K. and other regions around the world.”
The new office will act as a regional hub, cementing its presence in the region by providing support to ongoing assignments, particularly within conflict-affected states. It will also serve as the focal point for business development in the region, with its location allowing for increased market intelligence and interaction with relevant parties on the ground.