Former Gensler managing director will head Architectural and Engineering Design practice
Design, engineering and project management firm KEO International Consultants has appointed of Philip Gillard as VP of its Design Division.
Describing Gillard as “an astute design professional and RIBA Chartered Architect with over 20 years of international design and project delivery experience”, KEO revealed that the former Gensler managing director will take on a key influential role by also joining KEO’s Executive Leadership Board.
“We are delighted to have Philip as part of our international team of experts leading our Architectural and Engineering Design practice, one of KEO’s most dynamic divisions. This new appointment aligns with our progressive vision and supports our strategic moves to further strengthen KEO’s reputation as a global consulting powerhouse. In his role as VP of Design, Philip will work with our talented team to reach new heights in creativity, innovation and design depth. He will also be fostering client relationships and expanding the technical excellence within our Architecture and Engineering practice.” said Donna Sultan, President and CEO of KEO International Consultants.
“Philip is an international professional with outstanding experience in improving quality, advancing the design and successful project delivery. He is also a visionary leader that values talent management in line with KEO core values. I am confident that his leadership approach will significantly strengthen our team, drive efficiency and improve our ability to grow the business regionally and internationally.” She added.
In a statement announcing Gillard’s appointment, KEO added that the firm is committed to refruit world class talent “needed to face the competition and the challenging market conditions. This step aligns with KEO’s efforts to reshape the business and represents an integral part of its forward-looking strategy to be responsive to the Clients needs.
“The Middle East market is constantly evolving and KEO’s integrated and multi-disciplinary approach enables us to respond to our Client’s maturing expectations. I am truly excited to be leading KEO’s talented team of building design professionals. I am passionate about this opportunity to work closely with our clients to deliver incredibly successful projects across the region.” said Philip Gillard, Vice President of Design at KEO.
Philip joins KEO after a 17-year career with Gensler, where he was one of its partners, a Global Education Leader and since 2015, the managing director for the Middle East region. While with Gensler he had leadership responsibilities in the design and delivery of their most diverse, iconic and mega-projects primarily in Europe and across the Middle East.
Over its 50 years in operation, KEO has grown to become one of the most recognized and award-winning consultancies worldwide, offering unparalleled design, architectural, engineering and project management services. The firm has worked on some of the most iconic projects in the MENA region and has helped Clients achieve their vision of delivering their most complex and distinguished developments.