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Adobe to Establish New Regional Middle East Headquarters in Riyadh by 2025
Adobe to Establish New Regional Middle East Headquarters in Riyadh by 2025

Adobe, an American multinational software company, is set to establish a new regional headquarters in Riyadh by early 2025 following approval from the Saudi Ministry of Investment.

Adobe, with over 20 years of operations in the region, aims to meet the growing demand for digital customer experiences and creative solutions in the Kingdom.

The move aligns with the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 goals and enhances its presence to deliver outstanding digital experiences to clients.

Adobe’s New Regional Headquarters in Riyadh

Adobe’s decision to set up a new regional headquarters in Riyadh comes from their license approval from the Saudi Ministry of Investment. 

This move is part of Adobe’s strategic expansion plan to cater to the burgeoning demand for digital customer experiences and creative solutions in the Kingdom and across the entire Middle East.

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, has been witnessing a digital transformation, making it a strategic location for Adobe’s new regional headquarters. This move will likely bolster Adobe’s regional operations and further solidify its position as a leader in the digital experience sector.

Adobe’s Global Footprint

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Adobe has made a name for itself as a leading software company, revolutionizing industries with its innovative digital solutions. 

Founded in 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnock, Adobe’s headquarters in San Jose, California, has been at the forefront of digital experience solutions and creative software.

The company’s global expansion has established a firm presence in various regions, including the Middle East, where it has operated for over 20 years. 

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Adobe’s products, like Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and InDesign, have found widespread use in diverse sectors, from website and app development to photo editing, logo design, and video production.

Adobe’s Contributions to Saudi Arabia

Adobe has served public and private sector organizations in Saudi Arabia for over two decades. The company has been instrumental in aiding entities like the Saudi Tourism Authority, stc, and Riyadh Air to enhance document productivity and offer their clients digital experiences.

Moreover, Adobe has collaborated with leading digital transformation partners in the region, such as Accenture, AWS, Deloitte Digital, IBM, Microsoft, and PwC Middle East. These collaborations have further fortified Adobe’s role in driving digital transformation in the region.

Aligning with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

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Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is a strategic framework to reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors. Adobe’s expansion aligns with this ambitious plan, particularly with the Kingdom’s efforts to foster digital transformation.

Luc Dammann, EMEA President at Adobe, says, “The Kingdom is home to some of the world’s most pioneering projects. Regarding digital experiences and the speed at which new technologies are adopted and embedded, Vision 2030 is world-leading.” 

Adobe’s expansion is set to offer improved support for customers to realize their digital ambitions, thereby contributing to the Kingdom’s realization of Vision 2030.

Kingdom’s Digital Transformation Journey

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Adobe’s decision to set up a new regional headquarters in Riyadh underscores its commitment to bolstering its presence in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. 

This move, coupled with Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030, promises a bright future for Adobe’s regional operations and a significant boost to the Kingdom’s digital transformation journey.

Companies With Regional Headquarters in Riyadh 

Rothschild & Co

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Rothschild & Co, one of the oldest banks globally,  has recently announced to establish its new regional headquarters in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Under the guidance of Managing Director Nasser Al Issa, the office is poised to provide personalized advisory services encompassing Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Advisory & Restructuring, and Equity Markets Solutions.

This strategic initiative underscores Rothschild & Co.’s dedication to fostering the growth of Saudi Arabia, amplifying its local footprint to address the dynamic requirements of a burgeoning, high-value clientele.


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Boeing has officially announced the establishment of its new Regional Headquarters for the Middle East in Riyadh.

This decision underscores Boeing’s dedication to the prosperous Saudi aviation market, which was made after a substantial order placed last year by Saudi Arabia’s national carriers for 121 787-Dreamliners.

This strategic step is in communion with the upcoming introduction of Riyadh Air in 2025. It aligns with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 objectives, which aim to invest $100 in the aviation sector.

Knight Frank

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Knight Frank, a renowned international real estate advisory firm, has inaugurated its Saudi office in Laysen Valley, Riyadh. This partnership marks a significant stride towards improving public parks and urban spaces, focusing on establishing sustainable and attractive environments.

The decision by these organizations to establish regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia positions the Kingdom as a rapidly emerging global commercial hub.

IHG Hotels & Resorts

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IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its headquarters in Riyadh, marking a notable milestone in its expansion strategy in Saudi Arabia. 

The headquarters will oversee the operations of 40 existing hotels and the development of 32 additional ones in the kingdom, reflecting a substantial growth trajectory with half of the Middle East development focused on Saudi Arabia.

In alignment with the Kingdom’s Saudization objectives, IHG is dedicated to fostering local employment. Presently, the company has a workforce comprising 1,700 Saudi nationals, constituting 44% of its total workforce in the Kingdom. 

IHG has ambitious plans to bolster this number to 6,000 by the year 2030, reinforcing its commitment to contributing to the local economy and community.


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JLL, an esteemed International Real Estate Consultancy Firm, has inaugurated its regional headquarters at the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh. The primary aim is to enhance the country’s real estate sector, focusing on technology and sustainability. 

The strategic relocation to KAFD, recognized as the largest LEED for Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) Stage 2 platinum-certified project, positions JLL to make strides in achieving its sustainability goals. 

Northern Trust

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Northern Trust Corp., a prominent global financial institution overseeing an extensive $1.3 trillion in assets under management, has established its Middle East headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

This strategic move signifies Northern Trust’s explicit support for Saudi Arabia’s endeavors in economic diversification.

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