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ISG Middle East appoints two new directors

ISG Middle East has appointed Philip Kyriacou to the position of business development director, and promoted Stephen Martin to the position of construction director

ISG Middle East has appointed Philip Kyriacou (above) to the position of business development director.
ISG Middle East has appointed Philip Kyriacou (above) to the position of business development director.

ISG Middle East has appointed two new directors to support its regional fit-out operations.

Philip Kyriacou has been appointed to the position of business development director, while Stephen Martin has been promoted to the position of construction director.

Both Kyriacou and Martin will join the fit-out company’s executive committee, which is headed by managing director, Steve Ramsden.

In his new role, Kyriacou will be responsible for expanding relationships with clients, consultants, and project managers across the UAE. He will also work to identify new opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, healthcare, and corporate office fit-out segments.

Kyriacou, who was employed as ISG’s general manager for Abu Dhabi between 2010 and 2014, said: “I’m delighted to be returning to the ISG Middle East business, joining a team of industry experts focussed on delivering outstanding customer experiences.

“ISG is a global market leader, employing the sector’s top talent, and it’s an exciting proposition to be re-joining such an innovative and dynamic business.”

In his role as construction director, Martin, who joined ISG in 2013 as a contracts manager, will focus on project delivery, ensuring that best practices are in place for all frontline departments.

Commenting on ISG Middle East’s latest appointments, Ramsden said: “Both Philip and Stephen are excellent assets to the business and valuable members of our senior team here at ISG.

“Each brings an invaluable range of skills and experience, and both will spearhead the pursuit of new opportunities to work more closely with existing clients and generate new leads across multiple sectors,” he added.

In 2015, ISG Middle East achieved a 47% year-on-year revenue increase, with turnover of more than $77m (AED283m). The firm’s operating profit increased by 130% to $2.26m (AED8.3m) during the same period

This year, the firm has completed a selection of high-profile fit-out projects, including corporate offices for PricewaterhouseCoopers, three City Centre Clinics for Majid Al Futtaim, and Kempinski Mall Of The Emirates, also on behalf of Majid Al Futtaim.

In addition, ISG Middle East recently secured fit-out contracts at Abu Dhabi Global Market Square Meraas’s Bluewaters Island in Dubai.

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