Top CEOs In The Middle East
Rank: #26

Arif Amiri

Sector: Free Zone
Company: DIFC
Designation: CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Residence: U.A.E.

Amiri joined DIFC in 2014 as Deputy CEO and assumed his current position in 2015. He has around 24 years of experience. He oversaw the initiation of DIFC’s 2024 Strategy in 2014, which aims to expand the financial center by threefold over 10 years. In the first half of 2020, 310 new firms joined DIFC increasing its total number of active registered firms to 2,584—more than double the 1,225 registered firms it had in 2014.