Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange names Non-Executive Director

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Abdul Wahid Al Ulama named Non-Executive Director of DGCX

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) today announced the appointment of Abdul Wahid Al Ulama as an Independent Director.

Abdul Wahid is currently a Member of the Board of Directors for the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), and sits on both the DFSA’s Legislative and Regulatory Appeal committees. He is at member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Bank of Dubai, and is a certified arbitrator registered with the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Previously, Abdul Wahid was a senior advisor at Mubadala GE Capital PJSC (MGEC), a finance company regulated by the UAE Central Bank, and set up jointly by Mubadala and GE Capital. His role saw him strengthen the originations team and expand the company’s regional business network.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DGCX said, “Abdul Wahid Al Ulama will play a significant role in the Exchange’s future development and growth. His extensive experience and expertise in international finance and his proven leadership skills will make him a valuable addition to the DGCX Board.”

Abdul Wahid Al Ulama added: “Despite the challenging global economic environment, DGCX has continued to drive its volume growth and expand its product portfolio. I look forward to working closely with the DGCX team as it continues its aggressive growth strategy. “

Abdul Wahid has a Masters Degree in Maritime Law & International Trade from University College London.

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