His Excellency Essa Kazim is the governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), chairman of Borse Dubai, chairman of Dubai Financial Market (DFM), deputy chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai and a member of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee. His Excellency began his career as a senior analyst in the research and statistics department of the UAE Central Bank in 1988 and then moved to the Dubai Department of Economic Development as director of planning and development in 1993. He was then appointed director general of the DFM from 1999 to 2006.
His Excellency Kazim currently sits on a number of official advisory committees and boards; he is Member of the Higher Board of Directors of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Chairman of DIFC Authority Board of Directors, Chairman of DIFC Investments Board of Directors, Board Member of Dubai Economic Council, Board Member of Nasdaq Dubai, Board Member of Nasdaq Inc., Board Member of Free Zones Council, Board Member of Noor Bank, Member of the Board of Etisalat, and Member of the Board and Secretary General of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center.
His Excellency Essa Kazim also serves as a board member for a number of educational institutions, both in the region and around the world.