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Helal Saeed Khalfan Al MarriCEO of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Helal Saeed Almarri has worked with major companies across a breadth of sectors in the Middle East and the UK and is currently heading the Middle East regionвЂ™s leading exhibitions and conference group вЂ“ the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
As CEO of DWTC, Helal Almarri is responsible for the strategy and development of the multi-dimensional DWTC group which aims to make Dubai the worldвЂ™s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences, and events. The business portfolio that is being managed by Mr. Almarri currently includes Venues, Exhibitions and Events Management, Real Estate and Hospitality.
Mr. Almarri is responsible for ensuring that DWTCвЂ™s strategy for growth is aligned to, and contributes significantly to the overall Vision for Dubai as mandated by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, by creating the premier global networking platform for business tourists in Dubai.
Helal AlmarriвЂ™s prior experience includes working at McKinsey & Company and at KPMG in London, where he serviced a diverse portfolio of clients. Currently he also sits on a number of boards within the UAE, including the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, ARAMEX, Depa United Group, Emirates Investment Services, Zabeel Investments and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex.
Born: 1976, Dubai.
Life: Married, three boys.
Hobbies: Fishing, volleyball, football.