Robert Davies has been named managing director of Depa Interiors after former incumbent Kevin Lewis became CEO of parent company Depa Group earlier this month.
Davies has played key role in some of Depa’s most important UAE projects, including the W Hotel and Residence Palm Dubai and the five-star Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai.
He replaces Lewis after Depa Interiors’ former chief was officially named CEO of Depa Group, following a stint as its acting boss in the wake of Hamish Tyrwhitt’s resignation on 1 May.
A spokesperson for Depa Group told Commercial Interior Design’s sister title, Construction Week, that Davies, the new man in charge, boasted a solid track record.
“Robert brings with him a wealth of experience in the Middle East and was a key member in the delivery of key Depa projects, including the W Hotel and Residence Palm Dubai, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Dubai, and Shangri-La Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road hotel's refurbishment.”
The management shake-up at Depa Group, one of the region’s most prominent interiors firms, comes after it won a $27.2m (AED100m) contract to fit-out the headquarters of a leading UAE airline.