His Excellency Essa Kazim Takes Over as Governor of DIFC



In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a decree appointing His Excellency Essa Abdulfattah Kazim as Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with effect from January 1st, 2014.

His Excellency Essa Abdulfattah Kazim values the trust of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which was evident in his appointment as the Governor of DIFC.

He said, “I would like to extend my gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for entrusting me to continue the successes that the DIFC has achieved over the past ten years, which has contributed to elevating Dubai’s standing as the destination of choice for finance and business.

I will endeavor to carry on His Highness’ vision, in order to further enhance Dubai’s positioning and reinforce the UAE’s reputation, which has set an example globally.

I am confident that under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of DIFC, the Centre will continue to make significant progress and build on the immense success already achieved as the pre-eminent financial hub in the region.

He added, “I would like to extend my appreciation to His Excellency Abdullah Mohammed Saleh for his relentless efforts and continuous collaboration, and I look forward to working in with all those involved to steer DIFC towards greater expansion by focusing on the Centre’s strategic opportunities.”

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