Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the new board of directors of Dubai Chambers.
The board is chaired by Abdulaziz Al Ghurair and its members include Omar Al Futtaim, Khalid Jumaa Al Majid, Rajaa Al Gurg, Omar Al Olama, Sultan bin Sulayem, Butti Saad Al Kendi, Helal Saeed Al Marri, Faisal Jumaa Belhoul, Patrick Chalhoub, Ghassan Al Kibsi, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani and Tariq Hussain Khansaheb.
The board will work to create a comprehensive unified strategy for Dubai Chambers, set priorities and objectives, propose initiatives to advance Dubai’s economic development, and ensure coordination and integration between the three chambers.
We approved the new structure of the 3 Dubai chambers: Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, and Dubai International Chamber. A new model to lead Dubai’s economic transformation and position the city as a global business hub.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) June 26, 2021
The decision forms part of the recent restructuring of Dubai Chambers into three entities – Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy and Dubai Chamber of International Trade. Juma Al Majid was named as the honorary chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry while Abdulaziz Al Ghurair was appointed as its chairman. Sultan bin Sulayem was named chairman of the Dubai Chamber of International Trade and Omar Al Olama was named chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy.
“In the light of the changes sweeping across the globe, we need to adopt new business models that enable us to raise our sustainability and attain continued success. Deploying innovative operational frameworks and developing flexible legislations will help us foster further growth and achievement in Dubai’s economy,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
“Dubai Chambers will be one of the organisations spearheading our efforts to further transform the emirate’s business environment and enhance its position as a dynamic regional and global centre for business, trade and finance,” he added.
Speaking on the Chambers’ business plan, Sheikh Mohammed said: “The members of Dubai Chambers will be active stakeholders in executing Dubai’s international trade strategy which aims to expand our external trade to Dhs2 trillion in five years.”
The Dubai Chamber of International Trade will represent and support the interests of local companies with international presence and international companies based in Dubai. It will also support the emirate’s vision to expand to new global markets and forge new economic partnerships. The Dubai Chamber of International Trade seeks to cover 30 international markets that are considered important markets for Dubai through promotional projects.