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Joakim de Rham - CEO & Founder. Joakim was born and raised in Switzerland in a household passionate about architecture. After graduating, he moved to Sao Paulo to work with the highly influential interior designer Sig Bergamin. Coming back to Switzerland, Joakim started an interior design company with his partner Siavosh Adeli before moving to Dubai in 2003 to set up his second design company, Swiss Bureau. Swiss Bureau Interior Design is a multi-discipline, multi-cultured and fast growing agency, who is currently celebrating its 15th year anniversary. Joakim doesn’t only run Swiss Bureau, he contributes to each and every project from concept to completion by empowering his team and striving to reach excellence in creativity and project management. One of his most significant projects to date is the design refurbishment of the “Room of The Emirates” in the United Nations in Geneva that has received numerous awards and nominations. Last year, Joakim also made it to the top 20 of the CID Top 50 list of the most influential designers of the region, while Swiss Bureau has been named as the most highly commended Interior Design Firm in the Middle East at this years’ CID Awards.