KEO International Consultants, a design, engineering and project management firm, has announced the appointment of Philip Gillard as vice president (VP) of its design division. Philip is an astute design professional and RIBA Chartered Architect with over 20 years of international design and project delivery experience. He takes 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 our 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,” said Donna Sultan, President and CEO of KEO International Consultants.

This new appointment reflects KEO’s commitment to equip the firm with the 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.

Philip Gillard, vice president of design at KEO said: “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.”

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.