Gautam Sashittal

Gautam Sashittal


Chief Executive Officer at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, Gautam Sashittal’s visionary leadership gives the organisation the competitive edge it requires to excel in a global marketplace through continuous innovation, strong customer focus, and a solid strategic foundation.

As a market maker for global trade, Gautam’s quest is to ensure DMCC provides all the products, services, regulatory standards, physical and financial infrastructure business needs to trade with confidence.

DMCC has been ranked the number one Free Zone in the world by Financial Times’ fDi magazine, for four consecutive years. From its DMCC Free Zone, home to over 15,000 companies; its Jumeirah Lakes Towers District with over 92,500 people; to its unique property developments including the much anticipated Uptown Dubai; through to its trade facilitation for key commodities sectors such as precious metals, diamonds, tea, coffee, and the food and agri trade; its financial services platforms including the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange; and its unique platforms like DMCC Tradeflow that bring trade finance solutions as well as Commodity Murabaha mechanisms to market; through to incubator centres with Google for Entrepreneurs and Astrolabs; Fintech developments and blockchain initiatives; Gautam ensures DMCC’s mandate to facilitate trade through Dubai, connecting markets to help build a sustainable future of trade for all.

In pursuit of this goal, Gautam draws upon his expertise gained in previous roles as Chief Operating Officer at both DMCC and the DGCX, the Middle East’s first derivatives exchange, as well as his experience in the oil and gas industry with Royal Dutch Shell plc. With over 25 years of commodities and industry experience, Gautam has a deep understanding of how supply is moving around the world to meet demand.

Gautam is also a member of the board of directors of The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation, the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), Concordia Facilities Management, and an International Advisor to the Shanghai Gold Exchange.