Essa Kazim

Kazim has become a major figure in Dubai’s financial sector over the last year having been promoted from CEO to chairman of Dubai Financial Market, which was up around 107 per cent in 2013. He was also appointed head of the emirate’s economic hub Dubai International Financial Centre and maintained his positions as CEO of Bourse Dubai and Nasdaq Dubai. On top of his promotions, speculation that DFM may merge with Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange means Kazim could make headlines in 2014.