Responding to the potential business impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause potentially significant people, social and economic implications for organisations. This page provides information on how you can prepare your organisation and respond.

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The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization, causing huge impact on people's lives, families and communities.

As the international response continues to develop, we know that organisations across the Middle East are facing several potentially significant challenges which they need to respond to rapidly. Across the PwC network, we are working closely with organisations globally to help them in preparing and responding, sharing our experience having worked with companies, governments, regulators, NGOs and international organisations around the world to respond to some of the most high profile outbreaks (including Ebola, MERS, SARS and bird flu).

Our global crisis centre is currently working with a range of organisations across industries. Key concerns that are emerging include:

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Implications for your organisation?

Our PwC Crisis and Resilience teams across the network are experienced in working with companies, governments, regulators, NGOs and international organisations around the world, helping them to prepare for and respond to some of the most high profile pandemics, including Ebola, MERS, SARS, H1N1 (swine flu) and H5N1 (bird flu). Key areas that we provide support include:  

  • Developing and assessing crisis and response plans

  • Designing and implementing timely and targeted communications 

  • Managing, collecting and identifying patient treatment data

Get in touch if you would like to discuss the implications for your organisation. 

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Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson

Middle East Strategy and Markets Leader, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 4 304 3100

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Achraf El Zaim

Partner, Forensic Services, PwC Middle East

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Lina Shadid

Lina Shadid

Digital Health Lead, PwC Middle East

Matthew White

Matthew White

Partner, Digital Trust Leader, PwC Middle East

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Richard Boxshall

Richard Boxshall

Middle East Senior Economist, PwC Middle East

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Nadine Bassil

Indirect Tax Partner, PwC Middle East

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Anir Chatterji

Immigration & Employment Leader, PwC Legal Middle East

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Mo Farzadi

Business Restructuring Leader, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 4 304 3228

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Nicolas Mayer

Global Hospitality & Tourism Leader, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 4 304 3100

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