Italian Style Qatar W.L.L. is the Doha based branch of Design Duemila S.p.A. which specializes in bespoke fit-outs for selective clientele in which luxury and exclusivity characterize their requirements. Projects include Interiors of Luxury Residences, Hotels, Yachts, Embassies, Offices and Royal Palaces for clients Worldwide.
My return to the Middle East, was to restructure and bring new life to the existing Doha office in Qatar, in a fast growing and lucrative market; and to maximize and improve its potential to acquire new projects, by consolidating older connections, ensuring a stronger presence, and establishing important links within the government and elite of Qatar.
Of the more prestigious projects to date in Qatar, was the refurbishment of the Diwan Amiri which was awarded through the Private Engineering Office (PEO). I personally finalized the contractual deal of the refurbishment of one of the Government Palaces. A total area of 6,000M2 of luxurious Interior Design completed in less than one year. This project alone has been instrumental in our success through the global economic downturn of the last few years.
As Area Manager for the Middle East I have been responsible for activities related to projects based in Doha, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Managing the running of the office independently from the head office, and performing well as team leader to other project managers responsible for individual projects (many of which run concurrently), requires exceptional organization and delegation of duties. These include; submitting a project proposal (usually directly to the client), negotiating and finalizing the contractual aspects of various projects; then on to the implementation, supervision and the management of each work site. Even though each regional office runs independently, my position requires constant co-ordination with the regional offices and the head office in Rome to ensure that the commercial aspects of the projects are maintained and that budgets and expenditures are adhered to and properly monitored. Over the many years with this company, I am proud that I continued to contribute to establishing a more organized and efficient system to deliver the best service possible to our prestigious clients.
Special Projects Qatar:
Refurbishment of Diwan Amiri, Royal Palace, Qatar - PEO
The Oyster at The Pearl of Qatar / UDC Projects / Marmar Government Palace – PEO /Al Fardan Towers – SPA Chakra plus Executive and VIP Offices / Residential Villas for VIP’s of the State of Qatar / Coordination of Special Projects at Wajbah
Gudaibiya Government Palace – MOH Sakhir Old Palace Refurbishment & HRM Offices – SPD/MOH Private Museum – HH/MOH VIP Lounge at the Bahrain International Airport / Several Private Villas in particular for Members of the Royal Family