ISG Middle East announced today the appointment of Steve Ramsden as managing director. Ramsden will step into his new role this month, having been ISG Middle East’s general manager from February 2016. He succeeds the current managing director Alan McCready, who will be stepping down after almost eight years at the helm, to pursue other professional ventures.
Ramsden says: “I am both humbled and excited by this opportunity. I am also fully focused on taking the ISG business forward and building on Alan’s legacy of excellence, working alongside ISG’s strong team in the region.
“ISG has continued to grow both internationally and here in the UAE since 2009. My ambition is to build on this with our leadership team and to continue developing the business – delivering exceptional service and fit out solutions to our clients.”
Prior to joining ISG, Ramsden was the Middle East managing director of a major global fit out company, where he led the premium and travel retail division delivering projects for some of the most prestigious retailers and airport operators. Ramsden, who has lived and worked in the UAE since 2011, has previously held the position of operations director for a UK-based fit out contractor, including responsibility for its UAE joint venture, between 2011 and 2013.
ISG has recently completed the refurbishment of the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates hotel and the company is also currently undertaking a number of large-scale corporate fit out projects, particularly in DIFC and Abu Dhabi Global Market Square.