H.E. Essa Kazim
Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
His Excellency Essa Kazim is the Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Chairman of Borse Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai and a member of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee.
His Excellency Kazim began his career as a Senior Analyst in the Research and Statistics Department of the UAE Central Bank in 1988 and then moved to the Dubai Department of Economic Development as Director of Planning and Development in 1993. He was then appointed as Director General of the DFM from 1999 to 2006.
His Excellency 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 degree in Math, Economy and Computer Science from Coe College.
His Excellency Kazim currently sits on a number of official advisory committees and boards; he is Member of the Higher Board of Directors of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Chairman of DIFC Authority Board of Directors, Chairman of DIFC Investments Board of Directors, Board Member of Nasdaq Dubai, Board Member of Nasdaq Inc., Board Member of Free Zones Council, Board Member of Noor Bank, Member of the Board of Etisalat, and Member of the Board and Secretary General of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center.
His Excellency Essa Kazim also serves as a board member for a number of educational institutions, both in the region and around the world.