Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the appointment of Cyril Zammit as Expert to the Office of The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. With his extensive experience in the design sector, Mr. Zammit will be responsible for providing the Authority with industry insights that go toward further strengthening Dubai’s cultural and creative fabric.
Latifa bin Demaithan, Executive Office Manager, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Dubai Culture, commented: “In just six years, Mr. Zammit has played a leading role in enhancing Dubai’s creative scene, particularly by launching Design Days Dubai in 2012 and Dubai Design Week in 2015. He continues to strengthen the cultural and design agenda through his involvement with the designers and consultancy work. We are delighted to be bringing him on board as we are confident that his insights will further our aim to reinforce Dubai as a global capital for design and the creative industries as a whole.”
Mr. Zammit provided Dubai Design Week with a distinctive identity, original content and international connections, and established Design Days Dubai as the only fair in the Middle East and South Asia focused entirely on collectible and limited edition designs. He works closely with renowned galleries, designers and professionals from the design industry to support the ongoing vision of the city, and brings a bird’s-eye view of Dubai’s design sector to the Authority.
Latifa bin Demaithan added: “With his extensive regional and international experience, Mr. Zammit has the ideal profile to support Dubai Culture’s local and global ambitions for the Emirate’s design sector. As we continue to reinforce Dubai as a world-leading destination for culture, we prioritise working with the world’s top talents, and we are excited about this promising new addition to our team.”
Cyril Zammit commented: “I am honoured to have been appointed as an expert to Dubai Culture – an Authority that supports Dubai’s thriving design scene and its creative community. It is a privilege to be part of this field, which is undergoing a phase of rapid development and progress at home while also reinforcing its position on the global scene. My aim is to support Dubai Culture’s wide range of initiatives with a new outlook and fresh perspectives; collectively we can expand Dubai’s exciting design potential and share it with the world.”
Mr. Zammit has worked for prestigious events and companies. While part of the HSBC Private Bank (Switerland) team he initiated and managed the sponsorship of Design Miami/ and Design Miami/Basel. He also oversaw the sponsorship of Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and the UBS Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra at UBS Wealth Management (Switzerland). Additionally, Mr. Zammit was part of major cultural events including the Montreux Jazz Festival. He also has a wealth of regional knowledge from his role as Senior Sponsorship & Funding Manager for the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate’s rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authority’s mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit the Emirate’s citizens, residents and visitors.