Top CEOs In The Middle East
Rank: #63

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Sector: Free Zone
Company: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
Designation: Executive Chairman & CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Residence: U.A.E.

Mandated to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai, Bin Sulayem is leading the growth of DMCC from a startup of 28 member companies in 2003 to one of the world’s leading free zones in 2020, with over 18,000 member companies employing over 60,000 people. Last year, diamonds worth $87.4 million were traded through DMCC. It also processed the sale of seven million kilograms of coffee worth $68 million in 2020. DMCC registered 2025 new companies last year. Bin Sulayem also chairs the Dubai Diamond Exchange and the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange.