Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Industrial Development (NCID) has teamed up with PepsiCo, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to empower the food sector workforce in the Kingdom.
The partnership aims to develop skills and opportunities through knowledge transfer and localisation, in a bid to endorse an effective and flexible food system in Saudi Arabia, according to a press release on Monday.
PepsiCo Vice President of Food Industries and General Manager Business Unit GCC and Levant, Tamer Musallam, said: “The MoU will have a positive impact on PepsiCo’s initiatives to empower the local workforce."
The agreement is expected to accelerate and boost PepsiCo’s strategic goals in Saudi Arabia to provide locally manufactured products, Musallam added.
The beverage company currently employs over 8,000 people in Saudi Arabia. In addition, it contributed to raising the Saudisation rate.