100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Hamad Buamim

Company: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Designation: President and CEO

Country: UAE

Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

Hamad Buamim is a businessman’s best friend in Dubai. As head of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry he represents, supports and protects more than 200,000 businesses and 49 foreign business councils in the emirate, including working with the government to improve regulations and providing invaluable insight and analyses.

As well as helping to attract international businesses to Dubai, the chamber has rapidly grown its presence internationally. The most influential business organisation in the GCC now also has offices in eight cities, with more in the pipeline.

Buamim, who has served on the boards of Emirates NBD and Emirates Financial Services, also introduced the Dubai Innovation Index, an annual study that measures and compares innovation output in Dubai and 27 other global cities.