Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has appointed former Design Days Dubai director, Cyril Zammit as Expert to the Office of The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Zammit will be responsible for providing the Authority with industry insights that go toward further strengthening Dubai’s cultural and creative fabric, a release stated.
“In just six years, Mr. Zammit has played a leading role in enhancing Dubai’s creative scene, particularly by launching Design Days Dubai in 2012 and Dubai Design Week in 2015. He continues to strengthen the cultural and design agenda through his involvement with the designers and consultancy work,” said Latifa bin Demaithan, Executive Office Manager, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Dubai Culture.
“We are delighted to be bringing him on board as we are confident that his insights will further our aim to reinforce Dubai as a global capital for design and the creative industries as a whole.”
Zammit works closely with renowned galleries, designers and professionals from the design industry to support the ongoing vision of Dubai.
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“I am honoured to have been appointed as an expert to Dubai Culture – an Authority that supports Dubai’s thriving design scene and its creative community. It is a privilege to be part of this field, which is undergoing a phase of rapid development and progress at home while also reinforcing its position on the global scene. My aim is to support Dubai Culture’s wide range of initiatives with a new outlook and fresh perspectives; collectively we can expand Dubai’s exciting design potential and share it with the world,” Zammit said.
Zammit, while being part of the HSBC Private Bank (Switzerland) team, had initiated and managed the sponsorship of Design Miami/ and Design Miami/Basel. He also oversaw the sponsorship of Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and the UBS Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra at UBS Wealth Management (Switzerland).
Read designMENA’s interview with various professionals in the Middle East’s design scene, including, Zammit about where the industry is heading in the future.