At our webinar, ‘Made for Trade Live’ - Spain, in partnership with Schlüter Graf & the UAE Spanish Business Council, attendees gain expert advice on setting up a business in Dubai, and insights on DMCC's world-class infrastructure, bespoke services and easy set up process.
The live session will give you the perfect opportunity to:
Spanish Ambassador to the UAE
UAE Ambassador to Spain
Executive Chairman & CEO
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 2019 with over 17,500 member companies from 170 countries, employing over 60,000 people.
Tasked with enhancing commodity trade flows through Dubai, DMCC has introduced to market a number of value-added products and services under Mr Bin Sulayem’s leadership. In 2019, DMCC was named the ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ by The Financial Times fDi Magazine, for a record fifth consecutive year.
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 across 68 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Feryal Ahmadi is the Chief Operating Officer of DMCC, and has been instrumental in securing DMCC’s reputation as the leading authority on international commodities trade and enterprise.
Overseeing its long-term strategic growth plan, Feryal has shaped the corporate governance structure in DMCC, and created marketplaces that increase global trade flows through Dubai.
Feryal manages the wider operations team tasked with developing the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) business district, and implementing the innovative DMCC Smart and Sustainable District Strategy.
As a committee member of Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) – established by UN Global Compact and UN Women – Feryal leads DMCC’s comprehensive sustainability programme. She also sits on the board of a number of semi-governmental entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Executive Director - Commodities & Financial Services
Sanjeev Dutta is the Executive Director of Commodities and Financial Services at DMCC. He oversees DMCC’s commodities vertical, and directs the development, implementation and regulation of the organisation’s financial products, platforms and services.
An expert on trade finance and commodity markets, Sanjeev is responsible for identifying new business opportunities for DMCC and nurturing existing commercial partnerships. He was instrumental in establishing the DMCC Tea Centre, DMCC Coffee Centre and the award-winning DMCC Tradeflow platform, and now tasked with enhancing the trade of agri and softs, precious metals and stones through Dubai.
Sanjeev is a senior member of DMCC’s executive leadership team and supports the general management, strategic direction and growth initiatives of the organisation. Sanjeev devised and implemented the organisation’s Code of Corporate Governance, and established its comprehensive risk management protocol.
Joining on its inception, Sanjeev has held a number of senior roles within DMCC and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DCGX). A distinguished speaker, Sanjeev regularly represents DMCC at international industry events and is an expert on trade, commodities and Islamic Finance.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Sanjeev has over two decades of multi-industry expertise in auditing, financial controls, consulting, risk management, corporate governance and general management with both PwC and KPMG.
European Business Development Representative
James started his career working in the London financial markets for several international institutions and trading houses where he developed his passion for commodities, logistics, and global trade. He later incorporated his own group of companies producing, distributing and trading in physical commodities and derivatives.
After joining DMCC in 2006 as Associate Director of Commodities he took over as Director of Business Development in 2009, leading the next stage of growth for DMCC Free Zone which to date has attracted over 17,000 companies to its central Dubai location.
In his next role as DMCC Head of Corp Sales he has helped to successfully take DMCC on to achieve unprecedented growth and to develop into a multi award winning Free Zone.
James was recently appointed as DMCC’s European representative and operates from offices in the Netherlands.
As one of the founding members of the DMCC ‘Blockchain Innovation Group’ and ‘Global Blockchain Council’ he continues to assist in the development of Dubai as a global sector hub and DMCC as a global crypto ecosystem.
Spanish Business Council
Albert Jové Franco is an Attorney-At-Law admitted to Barcelona’s Bar Association and is registered as a Legal Consultant at the Ruler’s Court of Dubai. He is also The Head of the Spanish Desk in the Dubai office of SCHLÜTER GRAF.
In his professional career he was previously working for large insurance companies and banks in Spain. As the Head of the Spanish Desk, he regularly advises Spanish companies, multinational corporations and SMEs on corporate and commercial legal matters.
Furthermore, since 2018 Albert is also the vice chairman of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UAE, an association that gathers the major Spanish companies in the UAE.
Albert Jové is listed and recommended by various professional directories including the Spanish Embassy in the United Arab Emirates and the Commercial Office of Spain in the UAE (ICEX). He also is a member of the German-Emirati Joint Council (AHK) and the Austrian Business Council.
Attorney-at-Law & Legal Consultant
Yulia Kasiyanova studied law in Berlin and is admitted to the bar association in Brandenburg (an der Havel). She joined SCHLÜTER GRAF in 2012 and is supporting clients in (re-)structuring their businesses in the UAE as well as in employment, compliance and tax matters.