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Benoy appoints new director for Dubai design studio

by Fatima De La Cerna on Aug 28, 2017

Neil Kee is the new director and head of Design Studio Dubai.
Neil Kee is the new director and head of Design Studio Dubai.

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Benoy has announced the appointment of Neil Kee as the new director and head of its design studio in Dubai.

Kee, former division director of Benoy Singapore, will be taking over from Paul Priest, who joined Benoy’s MENA studios in 2007 and led the company’s growth in the region since 2014.

Kee has more than 18 years of architectural experience, 12 of which have been with Benoy. His international portfolio spans various sectors, including retail, commercial, aviation, and residential.

Commenting on Kee’s appointment, Priest said: “Benoy has been my home for 10 years and I am proud to hand over the reins to someone as qualified and highly experienced as Neil.

“Our MENA studios will continue to thrive under Neil’s leadership, and I am highly confident in his ability to grow Benoy’s operations in the region and expand into new markets and sectors.”

In his new role, Kee will be based in Dubai and will be responsible for leading and overseeing regional projects. He will also spearhead Benoy’s growth across MENA markets.

Prior to joining Benoy’s Dubai studio, Kee was involved in the development of Terminal 4 at Singapore’s Changi Airport. He also has previous experience in the MENA region, having worked on Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in 2010.

“It is with great pleasure that I accept my appointment as director and head of [Benoy's design studio in Dubai]. I am honoured to have had the privilege of working on some of the company’s most notable projects in the Far East, and I am incredibly excited to continue working on world-class projects, tailoring the experience to redefine and reinvent how space is used here in the region,” Kee said.