Sheikh Mohammed approves Dubai International Chamber board and advisory board – news

By on July 17, 2021 0

The Dubai International Chamber will develop plans to strengthen partnerships with global companies.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, approved the board and advisory board of the new Dubai International Chamber in a recent government restructuring which aims to drive comprehensive economic development in Dubai.

Dubai International Chamber, one of the three new chambers, will develop plans to strengthen partnerships with global companies, facilitate their operations and support promising ideas and projects, as part of efforts to make Dubai a plaque. hub of global commerce and a favorite destination for talent.

The chamber will also promote the opportunities offered by Dubai to facilitate the flow of international trade, including its strategic logistics platform, advanced ports and airports and its agile and growth-friendly business environment.

“The Dubai International Chamber represents a new model that aims to support our international partners who participate in the economic development of Dubai,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

He said the new chamber members would work towards our plan to increase Dubai’s foreign trade to 2,000 billion dirhams over the next five years.

The multidisciplinary board of directors and advisory board of the Dubai International Chamber, which brings together experts from around the world, reflect Dubai’s leading status as a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Representation of various business sectors on the chamber advisory board ensures the provision of a dynamic and advanced business environment in Dubai, equipped with world-class infrastructure and agile legislation and facilities that support the launch of new sectors. The new model aims to shape a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai based on effective strategic partnerships and accelerate the post-Covid-19 economic recovery.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem chairs new board of directors

Chaired by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the chamber’s board of directors includes Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of the Dubai Tourism and Business Marketing Department; Stephen Moss, Regional Managing Director – Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at HSBC; May Nasrallah, Founder and Executive Chairman of deNovo Corporate Advisors; Gassan Al-Kibsi, Managing Partner for Middle East at McKinsey; Mark Willis, CEO Middle East and Africa at Accor; Nader Haffar, CEO of KPMG in the Lower Gulf (UAE and Oman); Remy Ejel, CEO of Nestlé for the Middle East and North Africa; Dr Habib Al Mulla, Executive Chairman of Baker McKenzie; Nabil Habayeb, senior vice president of General Electric and president and CEO of GE International Markets (GEIM); Sanjiv Kakkar, Executive Vice President of Unilever Mena, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus; Elissar Farah Antonios, Head of Mena Group and CEO of Citibank; Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner and Global Government Strategies and Compliance at Fragomen; Rani Raad, president of CNN Worldwide Commercial; Anuj Ranjan, Managing Partner, CEO South Asia & Middle East at Brookfield; Shukri Eid, Managing Director – Gulf Region at Cisco; Ahmad Alkhallafi, Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise UAE; and Rola Abu Manneh, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, UAE.

New advisory board

The advisory board includes Mohammed Alshaya, executive chairman of the Al Shaya group; Saad Asim Abood Al Janabi, President of the Al Janabi Group; Dietmar Siersdorf, Managing Director Middle East and United Arab Emirates at Siemens Energy; Ashraf El Afifi, president of Henkel in India, Middle East and Africa; Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines; Rasha Makarem, Regional CEO of Starcom in the Middle East and North Africa; Azad Moopen, president of Aster DM Healthcare; Eugene Willemsen, CEO, Africa, Middle East, South Asia at PepsiCo; Samer Khoury, CEO of the Consolidated Contractors Company; Jérôme Droesch, CEO of Cigna in the Middle East and North Africa; Raja Trad, Executive Chairman of Publicis Groupe Middle East; Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman; Ian Goldin, professor of globalization and development at the University of Oxford; Tilman Fertitta, President, CEO and Owner of Landry’s, Inc; Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President of Avaya International (EMEA & APAC); Ziv Aviram, co-founder and co-CEO of OrCam Technologies; Dr Alim Markus, Chairman and CEO of Maspion Group; Saeed Al Awar, Co-Director Middle East and Director of the United Arab Emirates Office at Rothchilds & Co; Norm Gilsdorf, president for Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East at Honeywell; Nicholas Maclean, Managing Director of CBRE Middle East; Tarek Rizk, President Middle East and North Africa at Schlumberger; Geoffrey Dickinson, CEO of DMG events; Sunil John, President, Middle East of BCW; Caspar Herzberg, president of Schneider Electric Middle East and Africa; Udo Huenger, Vice President Market Area Midde East at BASF; Ahmed Dualeh, managing director of Dow Chemical Company; Renuka Jagtiani, President and CEO of Landmark Group; Bernard Dunn, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa; Khaled ElDabag, Managing Director of Barclays Investment Bank in the UAE; Michael Cleanis, Managing Director and Head of World Bank Mena at UBS; Joe Rainey, President, Eastern Hemisphere at Halliburton Company; and Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey at Dell Technologies.

Strengthen Dubai’s status as a major trade hub

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, president of the Dubai International Chamber, said the chamber seeks to strengthen partnerships with global companies, investors and entrepreneurs and to strengthen Dubai’s status as a major trade hub as the emirate is entering a new phase of development.

“Through integrated plans, the chamber will target new international markets and support the expansion of domestic businesses abroad. “

The chamber will also support and integrate global investors, entrepreneurs and talent into Dubai’s thriving business community within a comprehensive framework that ensures an agile pro-business environment.

Bin Sulayem noted that the chamber will play a central role in realizing Dubai’s five-year foreign trade plan, adopted earlier in March, to expand Dubai’s trade network to an additional 200 cities around the world. With a network that currently extends to 400 cities, the plan aims to position Dubai at the heart of international trade flows.

Dubai International Chamber aims to establish Dubai’s status as a global trade hub and preferred regional destination for global companies; establish and strengthen partnerships with international companies, investors, CEOs and entrepreneurs in key strategic markets in Dubai; and support the expansion of domestic enterprises abroad.

The main responsibilities of the chamber also include the development of incentive programs for international companies in collaboration with the relevant entities and the consideration of suggestions from investors and entrepreneurs through the members of the board of directors; support multinational companies based in Dubai and facilitate international business services; provide solutions to policy makers in global companies to support Dubai’s economy; and the development of international investment, taxation and private sector labor laws to facilitate business and commerce in Dubai.

Through plans and projects, the Dubai International Chamber seeks to cover 30 high priority international markets, expand Dubai’s access to new markets, and strengthen Dubai’s status as a preferred regional destination for global businesses. It aims to help domestic companies expand their business overseas, while attracting talent and companies from around the world in key industries to Dubai.

At a Dubai Council meeting earlier in March, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued resolutions to restructure the Dubai Chamber of Commerce into three separate entities with distinct functions in order to lead comprehensive economic development to Dubai in the next phase. The three chambers – the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the Dubai Digital Economy Chamber and the Dubai International Chamber – will coordinate within a global framework, as part of a global Dubai chamber, to position Dubai as the global business center, to strengthen the role of the digital economy, and to support the interests of multinational companies based in Dubai.