H.E. Essa Kazim

H.E. Essa Kazim
Governor Dubai International Financial Centre Chairman Borse Dubai & Dubai Financial Market

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H.E. Essa Kazim is Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). He is the Chairman of Borse Dubai and 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 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.

H.E. Essa Kazim currently sits on a number of official advisory committees and boards; he is a Member of the Higher Board of Directors of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Chairman of the DIFC Authority Board of Directors, Chairman of the DIFC Investments Board of Directors, Free Zones Council, Nasdaq Dubai, Noor Bank, Nasdaq, Inc., 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.