Dubai: Perkins+Will appoints new finance director
Perkins+Will has appointed Ganesh Prabhu to the position of finance director at its Dubai office, which is the firm’s largest growth hub in the Middle East
Perkins+Will has appointed Ganesh Prabhu to the position of finance director in Dubai.
In his new position, Prabhu will be responsible for the overall financial management of Perkins+Will’s Dubai office, which the firm described as its “largest growth hub across the Middle East”.
In his most recent position, Prabhu was the Middle East chief financial officer of international law firm, Simmons & Simmons. Based in Dubai, he led and completed the restructuring of the company’s Middle East operations.
Commenting on his latest appointment, Prabhu said: “I am delighted to join Perkins+Will at a time when the business has experienced, and continues to experience, growth at a significant pace in the exciting Middle East market.
“The Dubai studio started in 2010 with fewer than 10 people, and is now set to cross the 100 mark. As Perkins+Will continues to build on its stellar global reputation of designing award-winning projects and [expanding] in the Middle East region, I look forward to supporting the Dubai studio in achieving its local and regional strategies seamlessly and efficiently.”
Dian Waymire, global CFO of Perkins+Will, added: “We are very excited to have Ganesh join the office. His proven leadership and impressive track record in the global professional services industry makes him the perfect fit for our team.”
Before relocating to the UAE, Prabhu spent 12 years overseeing financial affairs at international law firms in India, Bahrain, and Singapore. He boasts previous experience in pure financial and accounting operations, and the establishment and monitoring of financial policies, cost management, regulatory tax compliance, project profitability modelling, and credit control management.
Prabhu has also led business transformation projects with a focus on improving financial operations and moving accounting activities overseas to shared service centres. Prior to joining the legal sector, he worked in the leisure, hospitality, and retail sectors.
A trained accountant from India, Prabhu holds a degree in mathematics, and qualified as a management accountant at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK.
He also holds a diploma in Islamic Finance from CIMA.