H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem Chairman DP World UAE
His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen. He 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. He was also a leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors.
HE Bin Sulayem led marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally. DP World today is the fourth largest port operator globally, with more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He oversaw the rapid development of Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7,300 companies. He established and led Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm. He established and led Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity with a portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality, and healthcare. He also pioneered the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities.
HE Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA.