58. Feryal Ahmadi

Company: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
Title: COO
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Freezone

Ahmadi joined DMCC in 2008 and assumed her role as COO in 2019. As a result of DMCC’s precious stones ecosystem, the U.A.E.’s diamond trade has soared in the past two years, making it the world's largest trade hub for rough diamonds. Ahmadi has 18 years of industry experience. She is also chair of the SDG Steering Committee for DMCC, a signatory to the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles, and a board member for the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, and Concordia DMCC Integrated Facility Management Company.