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Arif Amiri

DIFC makes key appointments to spur fintech

DUBAI, July 8, 2019

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority has made a number of strategic appointments and promotions of UAE nationals to lead key initiatives that support the DIFC’s vision to further enable financial technology in the region.

Peyman Al Awadhi has been appointed as Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at DIFC Authority to lead the strategic positioning, digital transformation and engagement of the Centre.

Senior individuals have been promoted within the organization, including Mohammad Alblooshi to Sector Head of Fintech, who is leading the development of the Centre’s FinTech ecosystem, Alya Al Zarouni has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations, whilst Raja Al Mazrouei has been elevated to the position of Executive Vice President of DIFC FinTech Hive.

Arif Amiri, chief executive officer at DIFC Authority, said: “During the last 15 years, DIFC has firmly reinforced its position as one of the world’s top financial centres.  Our focus is to become the most advanced financial centre in the world and the only way to do this is to ensure we stay ahead of the curve. Our future is deeply rooted in digital transformation and innovation and it’s crucial for us to make sure we have the right people in the right positions to help realise this vision.”

“The continued growth and development of the DIFC Authority team highlights that today, the Centre is seen not just as the jurisdiction of choice for business but also as an employer of choice. We are proud of the environment we have created, that attracts top talent but also helps them grow within the organisation, succeeding into leadership roles,” added Amiri. – TradeArabia News Service




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