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Issam AbdulRahim Kazim
Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Issam AbdulRahim Kazim is the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing – the body responsible for the branding, promotion and marketing of the Emirate of Dubai.
With Dubai’s Tourism Vision to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020, the Corporation is dedicated to working with private and public sector tourism and commerce partners to promote Dubai’s position as a leading international business and leisure destination around the world.
Under his remit he will oversee the development and activities of the Corporation, which was established in December 2013, as an affiliate of the Dubai Government’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Issam took up this post in February 2014, joining the DTCM from the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), where he was the Director of DXB Live, a subsidiary of DWTC. In his role he was responsible for creating and developing strategic live events such as Dubai Sports World, Dubai Music Week and Dubai Classics.
Prior to this, Issam was the Director of Corporate Marketing and Communication for DWTC. He has also worked with Nakheel and with Dubai Bank/Dubai Tadawul.