RMJM Middle East appoints new CEO
Nick Haston prepares to lead growth of RMJM in the Middle East
RMJM, a UK-based international firm of architects with offices throughout the UK, Asia, the Middle East and the USA, today announced the promotion of former Emerging Markets Director Nick Haston to CEO for the Middle East and Turkey. A move which will ensure further expansion of RMJMâ€™s Dubai based operation into the emerging markets of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
Appointed to RMJMâ€™s Middle East operations in May 2009, Nick who is based in Abu Dhabi, has already achieved outstanding success in building RMJMâ€™s growth across emerging markets. In the past year alone expansion has included new offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Turkey. Other projects underway in Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Oman may lead further expansion into these regions.
Through his experience as a former British Army Officer Nick is very familiar with the diverse political and sociological landscape of the Middle East and Africa. He brings with him the essential understanding of cultures and communities that has proved vital in the firmâ€™s successful expansion across the region.
Nick Haston commented: â€œI am delighted to have been appointed RMJMâ€™s CEO for the region, this move is testament to the firmâ€™s commitment to expansion across MENA. The past year has been extremely fruitful, and with every move comes greater experience and knowledge of architectural trends and socio-political climates across this diverse and challenging landscape. We pride ourselves on having the correct balance of international and local expertise, and with over 40 years of experience in the region RMJMâ€™s solid foundations are the roots to our success.â€
As RMJMâ€™s regional CEO, Nick will focus on building on RMJMâ€™s 40 year history in the region; maximizing opportunities for growth in emerging markets; and promoting the firmâ€™s design-led expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and engineering. Nick is based in Abu Dhabi, and it is likely that RMJMâ€™s headquarters will eventually be more evenly distributed between the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices, where communications and teamwork are already closely interlinked.
From interior design to landscape design, architecture and engineering, whether through their specialist divisions in Health and Science, Transportation, Sport, or Education, RMJM provides a seamlessly integrated approach between all aspects of design and construction management. Their focus on international expertise and in depth knowledge of local markets allows RMJM to operate in an innovative framework that values collaboration of knowledge to inform and inspire their teams and clients to create designs of intelligence, beauty and clarity, ensuring the highest standards across all specialties.
Raymond is a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) graduate of the University of Sheffield, England and has also studied at Harvard University, USA. He is a member of the Institute of Structural Engineers and The Institution of Civil Engineers.