KEO International Consultants has appointed Philip Gillard as vice president of its design division.

Gillard, a design professional and RIBA Chartered Architect with more than 20 years of international design and project delivery experience, has also joined KEO’s executive leadership board.

He joins KEO after a 17-year career with Gensler, where he was a partner, a Global Education Leader, and, from 2015, the managing director for the Middle East region. 

While with Gensler, Gillard had leadership responsibilities in the design and delivery of projects in Europe and across the Middle East.  

Donna Sultan, president and CEO of KEO International Consultants, said: “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.”

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.