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[January 26, 2014]
Essa Kazim named chairman of DIFC board of directors [Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)]
(Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Under the directive of Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, has been appointed, in addition to his role as a Governor of DIFC, as Chairman of the DIFC Authority Board of Directors, along with six other board members, for a term of two years.
Shaikh Maktoum thanked Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, former Chairman of the DIFC Authority for his efforts in realising the objectives of the DIFC, noting that Al Ghurair will remain as the Vice-Chairman of the DIFC Higher Board of Directors, according to the Government of Dubai Media Office.
Commenting on the appointments, Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC and Chairman of DIFC Authority, said: "On behalf of DIFC Authority's new Board of Directors, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for his continuous support in establishing and maintaining DIFC's position as a leading financial hub in the region and the world." "Under Shaikh Maktoum's leadership and guidance, DIFC has thrived as an internationally recognised centre for financial and business services. In line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with the support of my fellow board members and the executive team, I am confident that we will continue to sustain and build upon the achievements already made over the last decade and look forward to further cementing Dubai and the UAE's, position in the global financial landscape." The new members of the DIFC Authority Board of Directors are Hussain Al Qemzi, Sameer Al Ansari, Salem Al Sharhan, Rashid Al Jarwan, Abdulla bin Kalban and Hesham Al Qasim.
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