Carol Finnie has recently been appointed managing director, MENA region for international consultants, JPA Design. In her previous role as regional portfolio director for Design Worldwide Partnership (dwp), Finnie oversaw a number of successful projects in the hospitality and commercial workplace sectors. Among them are three hotels located within the prestigious Deira Waterfront development; the successful completion of the much-anticipated W the Palm, along with the appointment back in March for the transition of the former Viceroy Yas Island to the W Abu Dhabi.
Other hospitality projects include the Hilton Dubai South, Crowne Plaza Business Bay and the Hampton Resort hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. This year, also saw a growth in workplace sector appointments for dwp, following their award-winning Smart Dubai offices in Dubai Design District. Recently completed projects include the Department of Finance in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Kerzner HQ at One Central and the Clermont Offices in Dubai International Financial Centre, leading to design expansion in Singapore and Vietnam.
In yet another previous role to dwp, Finnie has worked in the premium airline and luxury train interiors sector.