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Arif Amiri

Arif Amiri

Chief Executive Officer Dubai International Financial Centre


In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Authority, Arif Amiri oversees the strategic and operational functions of the Centre. Under his leadership, DIFC has grown substantially and set out an ambitious 2024 Strategy, which will see it further enhance its position as the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Mr. Amiri’s vision for DIFC reflects the UAE’s commitment to innovation and economic diversification.

As part of this vision, DIFC is further developing its FinTech proposition and leading a number of initiatives to move the innovation agenda towards a broader conversation about the future of finance. Before joining DIFC Authority, Mr. Amiri held a number of positions at Emaar Properties PJSC. As Chief Commercial Officer, he drove the all-round commercial operations of the company and grew their portfolio significantly throughout his tenure. Previously, Mr. Amiri was Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Retail, where he provided strategic and tactical leadership for the retail and entertainment operations of Emaar across Dubai and other key emerging markets.

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