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Hamad Buamim

Hamad Buamim

Company:

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Designation:

President and CEO

Following the motto, “helping your business is our business,” the CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hamad Buamim aims to position Dubai as one of the world’s top cities in terms of the ease of doing business. The chief supported the 100 percent foreign ownership law which was implemented in November this year, stating that it should not be a “deal breaker.” While having a local partner brings great benefits, some brands don’t feel they need a sponsor, he had said.

Buamim also serves as chairman of the World Chambers Federation – ICC in Paris and chairman of National General Insurance (PJSC). In addition, he is a board member of the Dubai World and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In previous roles, he acted as chairman of Emirates Financial Services, Emirates NBD Capital and Hawkamah, as well as a board member of the UAE Central Bank.