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Connecting Markets: Doing Business in Saudi Arabia

About the event

DMCC, in collaboration with Proven, conducted the Breaking Boundaries Seminar focused on Saudi Arabia.

The event gave an insight into business in Saudi Arabia including:

This lively breakfast event was informative, educational and included a live panel Q&A. DMCC members had a complimentary one to one consultations offered by the Proven team and exclusive discounts on Proven services.

Event details


Ritz Carlton Hotel, JBR, Dubai


09:00 – 11:00 am, 18 Sep 2017

Additional Information


09:00 - 09:30

Arrival and networking breakfast

09:30 - 09:40


09:40 - 09:55

Company set up – Osman Qureshi

09:55 - 10:10

Saudization – Osman Qureshi

10:10 - 10:25

Expat living, which visa do you need? – Osman Qureshi

10:25 - 10:45

Challenges and how to overcome them – Omer Saleem and Osman Qureshi

10:45 - 11:00

Panel Q&A – Zaid al Mashari, Omer Saleem and Osman Qureshi


Event close


Zaid Al Mashari
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Born and educated in the Kingdom, Saudi national Zaid understands both the complexities and opportunities that the country offers. Seeing a requirement to provide current and extensive knowledge of the changing Saudi Arabian laws whilst providing a worldwide standard of customer service inspired Zaid to establish Proven SA. 
Under Zaid’s leadership. Proven SA has rapidly become the partner of many world leading organizations. The approach of providing an in-person service that exceeds their expectations has given companies the confidence in Proven SA.

Omer Saleem
Chief Financial Officer

Omer Saleem holds the position of Chief Financial Officer based out of Proven’s Riyadh office. Omer has over ten years of experience in the finance sector and brings extensive expertise in valuations, operations and client relationship management. He has been through two M&As, adding value by
leading successful projects in short and long-term business strategy, change management and implementation as well as business process improvement.

Osman Qureshi
Strategic Key Account Manager

Osman is a highly experienced strategic account manager specializing in Middle East immigration, people advisory services, BPO, employee outsourcing, payroll, HR and Saudi Arabia specific recruitment. Osman also handles company setup formation, government relations management (GRO) and facility management.