JPA De­sign ap­points new re­gional di­rec­tor for MENA.

Posses­si­ing more than 26 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence means Fin­nie is more than ca­pa­ble to add to the suc­cess of the de­sign firm

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Lon­don head­quar­tered JPA De­sign is strength­en­ing its pres­ence in the Mid­dle East and ac­cord­ingly has ap­pointed re­spected in­dus­try pro­fes­sional Carol Fin­nie as re­gional di­rec­tor, Mid­dle East & North Africa (MENA). The ap­point­ment fol­lows the com­pany’s re­cent merger with Dubai’s S2 In­te­ri­ors, a bou­tique in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign stu­dio.

Fin­nie will lead the de­sign di­rec­tion and man­age­ment of com­pany in Dubai and in the MENA re­gion.

She is a com­mer­cial in­te­rior de­signer whose in­ter­na­tional ex­per­tise in the hos­pi­tal­ity and leisure sec­tor spans more than 26 years, hav­ing pre­vi­ously led cre­ative de­sign teams in Asia, the Mid­dle East, Europe and the US.

Com­ment­ing on her ap­point­ment, she said: “I’m thrilled to be part of the JPA De­sign group, a com­pany with an ex­cep­tional rep­u­ta­tion. I look for­ward to work­ing with the team to de­liver cut­ting-edge de­signs and util­is­ing in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies and ma­te­ri­als to en­sure our clients’ vi­sion is re­alised to the high­est stan­dards.”

The Dubai of­fice is cur­rently work­ing on projects for Ac­cor, Hilton, Taj Ho­tels, Cen­tara, Nakheel Prop­er­ties and Emaar Prop­er­ties Group No­table projects in Europe in­clude the Ori­ent Ex­press, the GNER East Coast Main Line and the Bel­mond Royal Scots­man. Projects in Asia in­clude the Lake Palace Ho­tel in Udaipur, The Pierre Ho­tel in New York for Taj Ho­tels, The Fuller­ton Ho­tel in Sin­ga­pore and the Amara Shang­hai ho­tel.

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