With a passion for structure and design, Maher Sweid laid the foundation for his professional career when he received a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in New York. From there, Sweid joined DEPA, one of the world’s premier interior contracting companies and a global top-five industry leader, honing his skills in all aspects of construction - from the drawing board to site management.
In 2006, Sweid graduated with honors from Columbia University, New York with a Master of Science in Real Estate Development. Having developed both a theoretical and practical understanding of the real estate industry, Sweid founded the Dubai-based boutique real estate firm SWEID & SWEID and has been successfully leading the company as Managing Partner for over a decade.
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.