SEPTEMBER 2015 DUBAI, UAE – James Lehouiller, CEO and Managing Partner of award-winning hospitality interior design firm, DiLeonardo, is a featured speaker in the highly-anticipated discussion panel, "View from the Boardroom- From Art to Business” during the Leaders in Design MENA summit hosted by the International Business Council. This well-known event gathers over 200 interior design industry leaders and project owners from across the MENA region to discuss the latest global market trends in the industry.

Held on Monday, November 16th, panel attendants will be given the opportunity to discover the daily operations, challenges and prospects that Lehouiller and other well-respected design leaders face while running their businesses up the success ladder.

As DiLeonardo strategic leader, Lehouillier’ charge is to strive for excellence in the firm’s goal to be the best. He oversees the firm’s global operations with a guiding focus on advancing its reputation for exceeding client expectations. With two hotel projects reaching completion within the next two quarters; (the Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana in Riyadh and the Lapita Dubai Parks Hotel in Dubai), and having over 2 decades of experience in the region, Lehouiller anticipates future development opportunities allowing DiLeonardo to further expand its presence in the region. "As the economies expand and tourism increases, we are seeing a great opportunity for our designers to partner with developers,” notes Lehouiller.

Lehouiller awaits a valuable exchange of ideas during the panel, "Our firm is about the flow of ideas and creative solutions. We look forward to sharing with other Design Leaders on our mutual success and challenges in the region.”