Managing Director, Southeast Asia and Middle East
Steve Ramsden is the managing director for ISG in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Steve is responsible for three of ISG’s business units – Singapore, Malaysia and the Middle East. Steve joined ISG’s Middle East business in 2016. As managing director for the region, Steve has successfully led the business operations to a market-leading position in the UAE. Recognising this achievement, the Middle East team was awarded the accolade of 2018 Fit Out Contractor of the Year at the INDEX Architecture & Design Awards (IADA). Under his leadership, the Middle East business has successfully delivered high-profile and landmark projects across the region, in the healthcare, hospitality, leisure and corporate office sectors.
A British national with over 30 years of industry experience in the UK, UAE and beyond, Steve stepped into a wider role in 2018 – expanding his remit to Southeast Asia. He has since relocated to Singapore. Steve is responsible for setting the strategy, accelerating growth for the business and overseeing project delivery across ISG’s entire portfolio in both the UAE and Southeast Asia regions.
Coming from an electrical engineering background, his previous roles include managing a major global fit out company, where he led the premium and travel retail division, delivering projects for some of the world’s most prestigious retailers and airport operators. He also previously held the position of operations director for a UK-based fit out contractor, including responsibility for its UAE joint venture, between 2011 and 2013.
Steve is a huge believer in the value of talent development and continues to push ISG’s customer-for-life ethos, providing an unbeatable customer experience through a confident and consistent construction service anywhere our customers engage us.
Outside work, Steve enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with his wife of 25 years, Sandy, and his children.