Amazon.com is adding several jobs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, signalling Jeff Bezos’s desire to expand in the country following a closely watched meeting with the crown prince.
Amazon the US e-commerce giant plans to expand its reach across Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg reported.
Last week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met with Amazon’s chief executive officer Jeff Bezos in Seattle during the former’s first official visit to the US.
Amazon has advertised at least five new full-time positions for e-commerce and grocery operations in Riyadh, which includes a marketplace leader and a government relation manager.
Last year, Amazon purchased Dubai-based retailer Souq.com in its bid to gain a foothold in the Middle East’s e-commerce market.
Online sales in the Middle East and Africa are expected to reach $49 billion by 2021, up from $29 billion this year, research firm EMarketer Inc. has said.