BSI opens new office in Qatar

Press release - 17 May 2010

BSI today announces the opening of an office in Qatar as part of the organisation’s strategic plan to further grow BSI’s presence in the Middle East.

The developing nature of the region provides a valuable opportunity for BSI to expand both its assessment and training businesses as well as introduce testing services and Entropy Software® to the region.

The purpose of the new BSI Qatar office is to service Qatar Petroleum by whom BSI was recently awarded a certification contract for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 assessment.

BSI Regional Managing Director Mr Theuns Kotze said, "Our Middle East strategy is to ensure that BSI is best located, both geographically and commercially, to take advantage of any economic upturn in the region. Qatar provides that opportunity since the country continues to demonstrate economic growth. With the Qatar Petroleum contract, BSI is well positioned to expand its presence. We are excited about working with Qatar Petroleum which plays a leading role in Quality and Environmental Management in Qatar."

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.