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Chief Operating Officer

Feryal Ahmadi

Feryal Ahmadi

Feryal Ahmadi is the Chief Operating Officer of DMCC, a position she assumed in 2019.

Overseeing its long-term strategic growth, Feryal has shaped the corporate governance structure at DMCC, fostering the development of high-growth, high-impact ecosystems that increase global trade and investment flows through Dubai. She has been instrumental in securing DMCC’s reputation as the world’s leading free zone, recipient of the Global Free Zone of the Year award by the Financial Times for nine consecutive years.

With a member base of over 24,000 companies across diversified sectors, DMCC today contributes to 11% of Dubai FDI and 7% of GDP.

Feryal leads the implementation of DMCC’s Smart and Sustainable District Strategy and oversees the development of its iconic mixed-used districts of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Uptown Dubai.

As an official spokesperson, Feryal frequently engages with local and international media to raise awareness of DMCC and promote the commercial appeal of Dubai around the world.

Feryal sits on the board of a number of semi-governmental entities and companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across various sectors including the Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and Concordia Facility Management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the American University of Sharjah, and an Executive MBA from Harvard University.

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