Essa Kazim

Essa Kazim
Governor Dubai International Financial Center Chairman Borse Dubai & Dubai Financial Market

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H.E. Essa Kazim is Governor of DIFC. He is the Chairman of Borse Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Financial Market. He is a Member of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee.

H.E. Essa Kazim began his career at the UAE Central Bank in 1988 and moved to the Dubai Department of Economic Development as Director of Planning and Development in 1993. He was subsequently appointed as Director General of the DFM from 1999 to 2006.

H.E. Essa Kazim holds an honorary Doctorate from Coe College, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, a Master’s degree in Total Quality Management from the University of Wollongong, and a Bachelor’s degree from Coe College.

He currently sits on a number of official advisory committees and boards; he is a Member of the Higher Board of Directors of the DIFC, Chairman of the DIFC Authority Board of Directors, Chairman of the DIFC Investments Board of Directors, Board Member of the Dubai Economic Council, Board Member of NASDAQ Dubai, Board Member of Noor Bank, Board Member of NASDAQ, Board Member of Etisalat and Member of the Board and Secretary General of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

He also serves as a Board Member for a number of educational institutions, both in the region and around the world.