Join our event, 'Made For Trade Live' in Bogota in partnership with Embajada De Los Emiratos Árabes Unidos Bogotá, Bogota Chamber of Commerce and ProColombia to find out how to easily set up, run, and expand your business in Dubai with DMCC – the world’s #1 free zone.
A global hub for innovation, growth, and trade – Dubai’s attractive policies, proximity to surrounding markets, centralized time zone, lifestyle and business opportunities make it one of the world’s best destinations to do business. Ideally located in the heart of Dubai, DMCC’s award winning community offers businesses easy access to industry-specific ecosystems, world-class infrastructure, bespoke services and exclusive networking events to support your success.
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Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ahmed Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC and has driven its growth from a start-up of 28 member companies in 2003 to the world’s leading free zone in 2022 with over 23,000 member companies from 180 countries, employing over 65,000 people.
Tasked with enhancing commodity trade flows through Dubai, DMCC has introduced to the market a number of value-added products and services under Mr Bin Sulayem’s leadership. In 2022, DMCC was named the ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ by The Financial Times fDi Magazine, for a record eight consecutive years.
Mr Bin Sulayem oversaw the exponential growth of the DMCC Free Zone master development in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), a 200-hectare business and residential community in Dubai of over 100,000 people living and working in 87 towers. Mr Bin Sulayem also oversees the development of DMCC’s latest real estate project; the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai district.
Mr Bin Sulayem currently serves as the Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) and the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX).
The Kimberley Process officially appointed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the first and only Arab country to Chair the Kimberley Process in November 2015. Shortly after, the UAE Ministry of Economy officially appointed Mr Bin Sulayem as the UAE’s Chair of the Kimberley Process for 2016.
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Colombia
Executive President, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Ovidio Claros is a lawyer from the Universidad Libre. He has postgraduate studies in Public Law at the National University of Colombia, in Health Services Management at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, and in Environmental Law at the Universidad del Rosario. He also completed an executive master’s degree in marketing management at the School of Industrial Organizations in Madrid (Spain).
He has served as a magistrate of the disciplinary chamber of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, the highest judicial authority in Colombia; as comptroller of Bogotá; a Member of the House of Representatives; and taught law in many universities.
On October 2, 2023, he became Executive President of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.
Consultant, Companies Colombia WLP
CEO, Colombian Exotic Coffee DMCC
is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in international business, strategic partnership, international business development, negotiation, management consulting, risk management, project management and operational auditing.
He is the founder of 3 successful businesses: Colombian Exotic Coffee DMCC, HERE-O Donuts and Coffee, and Xue Coffee Roasting & Packaging LLC.
He is a highly respected business leader and is known for his innovative thinking and ability to get the best out of people. He is a passionate entrepreneur who loves what he does, and is always looking for new opportunities to grow his businesses and help others succeed. He is a Coffee Farm owner in Colombia and a Property Investor in Dubai.
President, Colombian Emeralds Exporters Association
Guillermo Galvis, president of the Colombian Emeralds Exporters Association, board member of Fedesmeraldas, CDTEC and ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association). Chairman of the World Emerald Symposium and leading actor in the development of standard and responsible sourcing for the Gemstone Industry. Specialist in logistic, with his companies in Asia with vast experience in China and Latin America. As well as international trade and Ecommerce.Founder of Group China Corp ltd.
Regional Representative - Americas & Oceania
Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed is a Senior Manager of Corporate Sales at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise.
Joining DMCC in 2014, Mohammed is responsible for promoting the benefits of doing business in Dubai and establishing a presence in DMCC. Building strategic relationships is a key focus for Mohammed, and so too is engaging with local and international business communities at key industry events throughout the year.
With over 16 years of business development and corporate sales experience, Mohammed has worked alongside a number of senior figures in both the public and private sectors of the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the American University in Emirates.