KEO International Consultants, a leading design, engineering and project management firm, has announced the appointment of Philip Gillard as vice president of its design division. Bringing over 20 years of international design and project delivery experience, Gillard will also join the firm’s executive leadership board.
Having worked with Gensler for the past 17 years, where he was one of the partners, Gillard held
leadership roles in the design and delivery of their most diverse, iconic and mega-projects
primarily in Europe and across the Middle East. He also served as the global education leader and the managing director for the firm’s Middle East region.
“We are delighted to have Philip as part of our international team of experts leading our architectural and engineering design practice, one of KEO’s most dynamic divisions. This new appointment aligns with our progressive vision and supports our strategic moves to further strengthen KEO’s reputation as a global consulting powerhouse. In his role as VP of design, Philip will work with our talented team to reach new heights in creativity, innovation and design depth. He will also be fostering client relationships and expanding the technical excellence within our Architecture and Engineering practice,” says Donna Sultan, President and CEO of KEO International Consultants.
Some of KEO’s recent and upcoming projects include the Sofitel Dubai Downtown hotel, Expo Village and The Mall of the World. “The Middle East market is constantly evolving and KEO’s integrated and multi-disciplinary approach enables us to respond to our clients’ maturing expectations. I am truly excited to be leading KEO’s talented team of building design professionals. I am passionate about this opportunity to work closely with our clients to deliver incredibly successful projects across the region.” says Gillard.