Sami Al Qamzi

Sami Al Qamzi

His Excellency Mr. Sami Ahmad Dhaen Al Qamzi was appointed Director General of Dubai Department of Economic Development in September 2008, and Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) in November 2012. 

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Al Qamzi held the position of Director General of the Department of Finance where he worked directly with the Ruler's Court and Executive Council of Dubai to develop strategies that supported the economic and financial objectives of the Emirate.

Mr. Al Qamzi started his professional career with the Central Military Command of the UAE in 1986 in a financial administrative role. In 1998, he joined Al Bayan Press as Finance Manager and in 2003 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Dubai Media Incorporated. The following year, Mr. Al Qamzi became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Al Bayan Press where he played a key role in designing a strategy that led to the re-branding of the Al Bayan newspaper.

Mr. Al Qamzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Economics and Accounting, from the Emirates University in 1985. With a strong commitment to professional development, Mr. Al Qamzi attends a range of specialized training courses and conferences.

Mr. Al Qamzi is extensively involved in business and industry through his board affiliations. His leadership, vision and commitment to the economic development of Dubai perfectly complement his ability to lead Dubai Department of Economic Development into the future.

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