Dubai – DIFC strengthens leadership team with nationals
Tuesday, 07 09 2019, Category: Economy, Country: U.A.E
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, the entity responsible for the operations and management of the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region with a wealth and asset management market of USD 424 billion, has strengthened its leadership team to drive its ongoing journey towards becoming a next generation financial centre.
The Centre has made a number of strategic appointments and promotions of UAE Nationals to spearhead key initiatives that support the DIFC’s vision to further enable financial technology in the region. In addition, this supports the Centre’s broader expansion plans approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in January 2019.
These appointments demonstrate the DIFC’s continued investment in driving innovation and pioneering the digitalisation of the rapidly expanding financial services sector. Peyman Al Awadhi has been appointed as Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at DIFC Authority to lead the strategic positioning, digital transformation and engagement of the Centre. Senior individuals have been promoted within the organization, including Mohammad Alblooshi to Sector Head of Fintech, who is leading the development of the Centre’s FinTech ecosystem, Alya Al Zarouni has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations, whilst Raja Al Mazrouei has been elevated to the position of Executive Vice President of DIFC FinTech Hive.
Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer at DIFC Authority, said: “During the last 15 years, DIFC has firmly reinforced its position as one of the world’s top financial centres. Our focus is to become the most advanced financial centre in the world and the only way to do this is to ensure we stay ahead of the curve. Our future is deeply rooted in digital transformation and innovation and it’s crucial for us to make sure we have the right people in the right positions to help realise this vision.”