H.E Sami Ahmad Dhaen Al Qamzi
Director General of Department of Economic Development, Dubai
His Excellency Mr. Sami Ahmad Dhaen Al Qamzi was appointed Director General of Dubai Department of Economic Development in September 2008, and Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) in November 2012.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Al Qamzi held the position of Director General of the Department of Finance where he worked directly with the Ruler’s Court and Executive Council of Dubai to develop strategies that supported the economic and financial objectives of the Emirate.
Mr. Al Qamzi started his professional career with the Central Military Command of the UAE in 1986 in a financial administrative role. In 1998, he joined Al Bayan Press as Finance Manager and in 2003 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Dubai Media Incorporated. The following year, Mr. Al Qamzi became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Al Bayan Press where he played a key role in designing a strategy that led to the re-branding of the Al Bayan newspaper.
Mr. Al Qamzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Economics and Accounting, from the Emirates University in 1985. With a strong commitment to professional development, Mr. Al Qamzi attends a range of specialized training courses and conferences.
Mr. Al Qamzi is extensively involved in business and industry through his board affiliations. His leadership, vision and commitment to the economic development of Dubai perfectly complement his ability to lead Dubai Department of Economic Development into the future.
Current Board memberships and Affiliations:
Member, Executive Council of Dubai, Member, Strategic Affairs Council, Board of Trustee member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Member in the National Industrial Coordination Council, Member in the UAE Soft Power Council, Board Member, Dubai Cares, Board Member, Dubai Real Estate Corporation, Board Member, Zayed University, Board Member, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Board Member, Shabab Al Ahli Club, Member in the Supreme Committee for the Rights of Persons with Disability in Dubai, Member in the Higher Committee for Dubai Smart City, Vice Chairman, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.
Past Board memberships and Affiliations:
Board Member, Securities & Commodities Authority, Board Member, Union National Bank, Board Member, International Humanitarian City, Deputy Chairman, Mohammad Bin Rashid Housing Establishment.