The appointment comes as Downtown Design builds on its position in the regional design market.

Active in the Middle East’s design industry for twelve years and having developed the market presence of leading design and lifestyle brands including Poltrona Frau, Technogym and Herman Miller in the region,  Ruggero Ottogalli brings a wealth of market knowledge and expertise to support the next phase of the fair’s growth.

Supporting Rue Kothari, who continues her role as Fair Director, Ruggero will lead Downtown Design in consolidating its operational model and expand the fair’s offering to exhibitors to maximize their ROI, while ensuring the continuous stakeholders’ appreciation for the November event.