After receiving his Bachelors of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in New York, Maher Sweid progressed to work at DEPA, where he honed his skills in all aspects of construction from the drawing board to site management. Maher Sweid was awarded a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from Columbia University in New York in 2006, after which he founded SWEID & SWEID; a Dubai-based real estate firm focusing on the Middle East and North African markets.
Mohannad Sweid is the founder of DEPA, one of the world’s premier interior contracting companies and a global top-five industry leader. Sweid began his career leading and managing top interior consulting and interior contracting companies in the United States and Middle East. Sweid founded DEPA Interiors in 1996, a company that, through numerous acquisitions and partnerships, became part of DEPA United Group. Under Sweid's leadership, DEPA grew to employ over 10,000 people in fifteen countries and is renowned for delivery of large-scale, landmark projects.