Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Hamad Buamim

Hamad Buamim

Industry: Culture & Society

Company: Dubai Chamber

Designation: Director General

Country: UAE

As chief of the Dubai Chamber, representing the private sector’s interests in the emirate, Hamad Buamim is a busy man.

He’s a regular traveller, marketing Dubai’s businesses to the world, and in turn trying to get international firms to set up shop in the emirate.

And he also acts as a go-between between the private sector and the government, offering the chamber’s advice on laws and regulations. If the World Bank is to be trusted, then Buamim is doing a pretty good job.

Every year the agency publishes global rankings that rate each country in terms of their ease of doing business. The UAE ranked 40th in 2011, but shot up to 26th place last year.

This year, Buamim was also elected vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation.