Announcing the launch of

I am delighted to announce the launch of – a new online portal bringing our community access to Diligencia’s accurate and reliable company information for the Middle East & North Africa region.

What’s behind the name, you may ask? Simply put, it describes what we do every day; at Diligencia we commit our entire resources to accessing and clarifying accurate information from authentic sources. We also want our ClarifiedBy asterisk, a universal sign used to point readers to an explanation of detail or a source, to be recognised as a mark of assurance that the information provided is reliable and accurate.

You are welcome to have a free trial of the portal – all we ask is that you first share some details about your organisation with us. We will then authenticate your details within 3 working days, and you will be granted limited free access to our site. This theme of collaborative consumption forms the basis of our commercial model – the more data companies contribute to our community, the more information about other companies they can access from In due course we want companies to list themselves and be accredited on our site, giving them the additional benefits of an enhanced profile and increased business opportunities.

On a personal note, the launch of our online portal is an important step towards fulfilling my vision for Diligencia – a service which makes MENA company information accessible to everyone, which ultimately supports the economies we serve. However, in many ways this is also just the first step as we will be adding new developments and functionalities to the portal over the weeks and months to come. In the meantime please visit and let me know what you think.