Country: UAE (Syria)
Sweid managed interior consulting and contracting companies in the US and Middle East for 25 years before co-founding Depa Interiors in 1996. The firm acquired the Italy-based contracting company Depa before moving it to Dubai. Through a number of other acquisitions and partnerships the firm became the Depa United Group in 2006.
The company specialises in the full-scope, turnkey fit-out and furnishing of five-star luxury hotels, yachts, apartments, and other fine private and public facilities and employs more than 8000 people across 15 countries.
In 2008, it became a public company when it listed its shares on the Nasdaq Dubai.
The firm’s projects include fitting out the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa and five hotels on Yas Island.