15 members of PwC Middle East cycle 700 kilometers through 7 Emirates in 7 days
In honor of UAE’s Golden Jubilee, last week 15 PwC Middle East team of cyclists completed a challenge they named Project Possible 7/7/7.
The team from PwC Middle East’s various lines of service, crossed the finish line at Al Qudra at 10.52am on Saturday morning after a week-long cycle through seven emirates, covering 700 km in 7 days. This has been done after 8 weeks training, covering 26,000 km and 87,000 meters of elevation.
Mona Abou Hana, Chief People Officer at PwC Middle East commented: “We’re very proud of the team; taking ownership to contribute to the communities we operate in and give back, all while looking after their wellbeing. At PwC Middle East, we’re purpose led and values driven – 700 km is no small feat, but the team was able to remain resilient and make a difference in the lives of underprivileged families across the UAE.”
PwC Middle East’s latest survey of employee thoughts, hopes and fears across the region reveals a generation that is keen to help build a better post-pandemic future. This reflects on activities organisations and people take part in and contribute to bettering the society or even dedicating their efforts to a bigger cause.
As a part of this initiative, PwC Middle East partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to distribute 3,000 Eid gift boxes to underprivileged children in the UAE during the Holy Month of Ramadan. PwC’s internal fund raising activity concluded in packaging over 2000 boxes, additionally Nestlé contributed with over 26,000 units of chocolates, biscuits, and healthy snacking products under key brands KitKat and Nestlé Fitness snacks, to be distributed by the Emirates Red Crescent to 1,000 underprivileged families across the UAE.
The team members in the challenge are: Dominic Holt, Partner in PwC Middle East’s Deals practice, Oliver Sykes, Partner in PwC Middle East’s Digital Trust practice, Sarah Butler, PwC Middle East’s Consulting Senior Proposals Manager, Olga Zolotova, Manager at PwC Middle East’s Clients & Markets team, Elizabeth Harkness, Senior Manager at PwC Middle East’s Tax and Legal services. Joe Akiki, Senior Consultant at Assurance services, Kerry Lancaster, Senior Associate at PwC Middle East’s Digital Health services, Richa Joshi, Manager at PwC Middle East’s Deals practice, Fahim Mufti, Senior Associate at PwC’s Academy, Reda Berada, Senior Consultant at PwC Middle East, Mohammad Fathallah, Senior Associate at PwC Middle East’s Deals practice, Lina Fahmy, Senior UX Consultant at PwC Middle East’s Digital Services, Patrick Chebli, Manager at PwC Middle East, Cyrelle Reglos, Senior Associate at PwC Middle East’s Tax services and Talal Moukkadam, Senior Associate at PwC Middle East’s Deals practice.