Perkins+Will appoints new finance director for Dubai office

Finance and legal services veteran Ganesh Prabhu to oversee unit’s financial management

Perkins+Will has appointed Ganesh Prabhu as the finance director for its Dubai office, where he will be responsible for the overall financial management of the company’s largest growth hub across the Middle East.

Announcing the appointment in a statement, Perkins+Will said Prabhu was previously Middle East CFO at international law firm Simmons & Simmons based out of Dubai’s DIFC, where he recently led and completed a restructuring of Middle East operations.

A mathematics graduate and a qualified management accountant from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CIMA, UK and CPA, USA), Prabhu also holds a diploma in Islamic Finance from CIMA.

He has handled financial affairs at leading international law firms for over 12 years across India, Bahrain, Singapore, and Dubai, the statement added, with a remit ranging from financial and accounting operations to leading business transformation projects. He also has experience across the leisure, hospitality, and retail sectors.

“I am delighted to join Perkins+Will at a time when the business has experienced, and continues to experience growth at a significant pace in the exciting Middle East market,” said Prabhu.

“The Dubai studio started in 2010 with fewer than 10 people, and is now set to cross the 100 mark shortly. As Perkins+Will continues to build on its global reputation of designing award winning projects and expands in the Middle East region, I look forward to supporting the Dubai studio in achieving its local and regional strategies seamlessly and efficiently.”

Dana Waymire, Perkins+Will’s global CFO, added: “We are very excited to have Ganesh join the office. His proven leadership and impressive track record in the global professional services industry makes him the perfect fit for our team.”


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