Benoy is excited to announce the appointment of Neil Kee, former Divisional Director at Benoy Singapore, as the new Director and Head of Design Studio Dubai.
With over eighteen years of architectural experience, including twelve years with Benoy, Neil has acquired an impressive international portfolio spanning the retail, commercial, aviation and residential sectors. Before moving to Dubai, Neil led the development of Terminal 4 at Singapore’s Changi Airport which is one of the company’s most significant projects to date.
Based in Dubai, Neil will be responsible for leading and overseeing regional projects and spearheading Benoy’s growth across MENA markets, building on the MENA experience he gained while working on Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in 2010.
Commenting on his appointment, Neil said, “It is with great pleasure that I accept my appointment as Director and Head Design Studio Dubai at Benoy. I am honoured to have had the privilege of working on some of the company’s most notable projects in the far East 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.”
Neil succeeds Paul Priest who joined Benoy’s MENA studios in 2007 and led the company’s growth in the region since 2014. Commenting on the handover, Paul said, “Benoy has been my home for ten years and I am proud to hand over the reins to someone as qualified and highly experienced as Neil. Our MENA studios will continue to thrive under Neil’s leadership and I am highly confident in his ability to grow Benoy’s operations in the region and expand into new markets and sectors.” Benoy’s Dubai studio has delivered several highly lauded and iconic projects under Paul’s leadership, including Dubai’s City Walk and The Beach. Paul was also named “5th Most Powerful Architect of the Year” by Middle East Architect’s Power List 2015.
Neil’s appointment coincides with Benoy’s ten-year milestone in the Middle East and North Africa. Benoy continues its track record of success in the region, with projects currently underway in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.