Waleed Fakousa is the Director & Partner of CD+M’s lighting design studio in Dubai, and the managing director of The Lighting Institute.
With more than 15 years of practicing lighting design in Europe and the Middle East, Waleed believes that elevating the awareness & understanding of light within the design community is a key factor contributing in appreciating the quality and value of the profession.
He has designed and worked on a cross-section of award winning international projects in Europe and the Middle East varying from shopping malls, public realm, museums, offices, hotels & healthcare.
Waleed holds a Masters degree in architectural lighting design from Hochschule Wismar, Germany, since 2009.
He is striving to improve and solidify the role of the lighting community in the MENA region and how we, as a profession, can greatly enhance the lives of others through knowledge transfer and education.