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Robert Davies confirmed as MD of Dubai's Depa Interiors

EXCLUSIVE: New MD was a "key member" in the delivery of major Dubai hotel projects, spokesperson tells CW

Rob Davies [left], MD of Depa Interiors, at CW Awards 2017.
Rob Davies [left], MD of Depa Interiors, at CW Awards 2017.

Robert Davies has been officially appointed as managing director (MD) of Depa Interiors after former chief Kevin Lewis was made chief executive officer of parent company Depa Group earlier this month, a spokesperson for the firm told Construction Week.

Davies, according to his LinkedIn profile, joined as commercial director of Depa Ltd in January 2016.

His career also includes stints at legacy outfit Al-Futtaim Carillion, the Dubai-based organisation in which Carillion once owned a stake.

Commenting on the appointment, the spokesperson said: “Robert brings with him a wealth of experience in the Middle East and was a key member in the delivery of key Depa projects, including the W Hotel and Residence Palm Dubai, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Dubai, and Shangri-La Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road hotel's refurbishment.”

His appointment comes days after former Depa Interiors MD Kevin Lewis moved to become CEO of Depa Group, weeks after he took over in an acting capacity on 25 April after Hamish Tyrwhitt announced his departure from the role in May 2019.

Earlier this month saw Depa Group announce that it had won a $27.2m (AED100m) commercial fit-out package for the “new headquarters of a leading UAE airline”.

Depa Interiors was named Sub-Contractor of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2018, which were held at Dubai's five-star JW Marriott Marquis hotel in December.

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