Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem

Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World

BSc in Economics, Temple University Philadelphia, USA. Has spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. Leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors. Has led marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally, including the purchase of the P&O group for $6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade enablers in the world with 78 marine and inland terminals in six continents; oversaw the development of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) into a business park of more than 7,300 companies; established and led Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development; established and led Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity; pioneered the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities. Currently, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World; Chairman, Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation. Member of the Board: Dubai Executive Council; UAE Federal Tax Authority; Virgin Hyperloop One.