Paul Wiste, Regional Director of Development – Design Asia Pacific, Jumeirah Group
Eastern Promise – Panel Discussion
Friday 6th November, 1305hrs
Based in Jumeirah’s Singapore office, Paul is responsible for the Asia Pacific Design portfolio. He was first professionally employed in the Asia Pacific region in 1996 and had his introduction to hotel design on the Sanderson Hotel project in London in 1998.
Prior to joining Jumeirah, Paul gained global experience working in architectural practices in Malaysia, Korea, England, Poland, Brazil, and finally in the UAE. He achieved a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Arch) and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba, during which he studied at Kyonggi University in Seoul, Korea and Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a professionally registered Architect in the UK through the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is also a professional member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Paul oversees Jumeirah’s China portfolio which includes seven projects under construction in Guangzhou (x2), Hangzhou, Haikou, Nanjing, Qindaohu, and Sanya, as well as one in preliminary concept stage in Wuhan. He was also involved in the Jumeirah Shanghai Himalayas project and continues to provide support on this property as well as potential new project opportunities. Paul has presented keynote speeches and participated in panel discussions at various Hospitality and Architecture conferences within the Asia Pacific region. He is active in researching future trends and theory in design, drawing upon the professional experience he has accumulated across the globe.
A true citizen of the world, his passion for design and the built environment is constantly being applied to the Asia Pacific portfolio of projects he leads.