Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

DIFC Boards

The DIFC’s most senior bodies consist of the Higher Board and Board of Directors, each with unique responsibilities to ensure the highest standards of oversight and governance.

DIFC Higher Board

The Higher Board exercises oversight over all aspects of the Centre’s operations to ensure compliance with international best practice and fulfillment of the Dubai Plan 2021

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MAKTOUM BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

CHAIRMAN

In little more than a decade, the DIFC has established itself as the premier financial free zone in a region that offers infinite possibilities for future opportunities and growth. By offering outstanding advantages such as security of contracts, independent courts, 100 percent ownership and other free zone benefits, the Centre has established a reputation as a world-class environment for businesses and investors. The next decade will see the implementation of an ambitious strategy to consolidate the DIFC’s and Dubai’s position as a pivotal hub in the global financial network.

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
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Vice Chairman

Hussain Al Qemzi

Hussain Al Qemzi
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Board Member

H.E. Essa Kazim

H.E. Essa Kazim
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Board Member

Abdulfattah Sharaf

Abdulfattah Sharaf
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Board Member

H.E. Abdulla Ghobash

H.E. Abdulla Ghobash
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Board Member

David Eldon

David Eldon
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Board Member

Saeb Eigner

Saeb Eigner
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Board Member

Justice Michael Hwang

Justice Michael Hwang
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Board Member

DIFC Authority Board of Directors

The DIFC Authority Board of Directors ensure that all of the Centre’s activities, ranging from infrastructure development, financial management and client relations, are structured and implemented in such a way as to serve the strategic vision of Dubai’s leadership

HIS EXCELLENCY ESSA KAZIM

CHAIRMAN

Since its inception in 2004, Dubai International Financial Centre has become a strategic gateway for regional and international investment. Today, the Centre allows a diverse portfolio of businesses to access a wealth of opportunities in the fast-growing emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The Centre has continued to expand over the years, driven by the tireless efforts of its many stakeholders, who have championed the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. With the passing of each milestone achievement, DIFC has built a vibrant commercial ecosystem and a dynamic community of expert professionals. It is now internationally recognised as a financial hub, a byword for new thinking and best practice. Looking forward, and reflecting the objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021, DIFC will introduce further innovations to consolidate its role as an investment gateway, ensuring the DIFC remains a catalyst for economic growth now and in the future.

Abdulla J M Kalban

Abdulla J M Kalban
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Board Member

Hamad Buamim

Hamad Buamim
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Board Member

Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim
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Board Member

Hussain Al Qemzi

Hussain Al Qemzi
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Board Member

Rashid Saif Al-Jarwan

Rashid Saif Al-Jarwan
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Board Member

Salem Al Sharhan

Salem Al Sharhan
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Board Member

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