Helen El Mettouri
At the helm of Keane’s Middle East design studio since the past 11 years, Helen El Mettouri has worked on a diverse range of projects. Since taking office, she has made inroads into new territories such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kenya, Malaysia and Thailand. Ever since the untimely demise of the firm’s founder Aidan Keane in September 2017, El Mettouri has led the team with heightened dedication.
Among the latest projects completed by the practice, of which food and beverage destinations form a big part, are Akira Back and the rooftop bar at W the Palm, expected to open early next year, and the Besh restaurant in Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.