Dimitri Papakonstantinou joins fit-out arm of UAE's ASGC
The former managing director of Plafond has taken over ASGC's fit-out subsidiary, ASI
Dimitri Papakonstantinou, former managing director (MD) of Dubai’s Plafond Fit-Out, has joined the interiors arm of UAE-headquartered construction conglomerate ASGC.
Papakonstantinou has taken over as MD of ASI, the fit-out subsidiary of ASGC. He joins ASI after two decades of construction, project management, and fit-out experience, of which 14 years have been in Dubai.
He was also a founding member of Plafond, which he served as MD since 2013.
In a statement, ASI said Papakonstantinou has a proven track record of “increasing corporate revenues and profitability while managing teams of more than 1,700 employees”.
Commenting on the appointment, Bishoy Azmy, chief executive officer of ASGC, said: “Dimitri comes to ASI with the capabilities to drive the company forward in its role as a key component of our vertically integrated portfolio of subsidiaries.
“With his expertise within both the construction and fit-out industries, Dimitri has a thorough understanding of ASI and ASGC’s business, and we look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Papakonstantinou added: “As the fit-out specialist of the ASGC Group, I look forward to expanding the business initially across the UAE [and have] ambitions to progress further afield in the years to come.
“With the extensive experience of ASI and its in-house capabilities, our focus will be on hospitality, residential, and other major fit-out projects. One of my personal passions is also finding new and innovative ways of building, which aligns very well with ASGC’s culture and we intend on having ASI lead the industry in such innovations in future.”
Papakonstantinou’s former position at Plafond has been filled by Colin Timmons, who took over the reins as chief executive officer this month. Timmons’s previous employers in the region include Al Naboodah Construction Group and Al Fara’a Contracting.