Emmanuel Delarue serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect. Mr. Delarue founded NDA Group, headquartered in Shanghai, China, with offices in Lyon, France, and Dubai, UAE. As an international entrepreneur, design visionary and expert, Mr. Delarue brings 25 years of experience, creative insights and technical expertise to NDA.
With more than 12 years of success in Asia, Mr. Delarue is recognized for his global approach to planning and architecture. Mr. Delarue is council member of CHINA REAL ESTATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and consultant for Sanya Yachting Association. He has been invited to speak at many international forums, such as MIPIM AISA, IMBC, ICOMIA Conference, Singapore Yacht Show, etc.
Laura Qiu, co-founder of NDA, serves as the company’s Vice-President and Business Director. Mrs. Qiu’s commitment to the development of commercial properties and tourism properties is essential to the company’s success. As a pioneer and expert of China’s Boating Industry, she has rich experience in marketing and planning of yachting marina and waterfront comprehensive projects. Laura is council member of Asia Real Estate Club and consultant for Sanya Yachting Association. She is the advisor of many international forums, such as Asian High-end Real Estate Forum, CIBS, Asian Tourism & Leisure forum, and World Yacht Festival Forum.
The Design Team of NDA is the very heart and soul of our company’s imaginative foundation. Our unique projects are the result of the diverse make-up of our Design Team with various members fully equipped with overseas experiences and international backgrounds. This group of highly-skilled designers and architects brings innovative and creative urban planning and architectural solutions to clients. These brilliant designers also go beyond design and realize dreams of our clients.
The Commercial Team takes care of all management needs from a project’s inception to completion. Our Commercial Team identifies and develops business opportunities for NDA, manages our projects and contracts, oversees the overall satisfaction of our clients and even dabbles in the Marketing & Communications and Design Departments as supportive management —here’s to the department that basically does it all!
The MarCom Team is the voice of NDA. This department tells the stories of our architectures and our people. By combing creativity with organizational skills, the MarCom team manages the communication materials, industry activities, social media and internal activities. The team approaches Marketing and Communications in a way that only NDA can—interpreting the brand, diffusing industry information and ultimately, letting the design speak for itself.