Gautam Sashittal was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of DMCC in February 2014. DMCC is a government of Dubai Authority dedicated to establishing Dubai as the global gateway for commodity trade. Home to over 11,000 companies, the DMCC Free Zone is the largest and fastest growing Free Zone in the UAE. DMCC's stewardship has seen Dubai grow into the third largest diamond trading centre in the world and a leading global bullion hub. In the short space of 12 years, DMCC has established a unique eco-system to support a range of commodity sectors, including a robust regulatory framework and innovative physical and financial infrastructure and services.
Mr. Sashittal brings more than 25 years of business experience across a range of industries. He spent a large part of his career in the oil and gas industry with Royal Dutch Shell plc, and prior to joining DMCC, was the CFO of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the Middle East's first and fastest growing derivatives exchange. Mr. Sashittal remains a member of the board of directors of DGCX.