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Benoy appoints Neil Kee as director and head of design studio Dubai

Benoy has just announced the appointment of Neil Kee, the former divisional director at Benoy Singapore, as the new director and head of design studio Dubai.

Taking over from Paul Priest, who led the company’s regional growth since 2014, Kee has over 18 years of architectural experience, 12 of which have been with Benoy. His international portfolio spans the retail, commercial, aviation and residential sectors.

Kee will be responsible for leading and overseeing regional projects and spearheading the company’s growth across the MENA markets. Prior to joining the Dubai studio, he was recently involved in the development of Terminal 4 at Singapore’s Changi Airport. He also has previous experience in the 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 design studio Dubai at Benoy,” Kee said.

“I am honoured to have had the privilege of working on some of the company’s most notable projects in [East Asia] 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.”