Essam DisiDirector - Strategy & Policy at Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (DUBAI SME)
Essam Disi is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (Dubai SME), a government agency under the Department of Economic Development (DED) – Government of Dubai - tasked with the development of Entrepreneurship and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Dubai.
In his present job, his main roles and responsibilities are to formulate long-term plans, strategies and policy support frameworks for SME development, in addition to executing strategic initiatives to support the SME sector and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Dubai. Mr. Disi is a member of the DED Economic Policy Committee, the Dubai 2030 plan team and the Dubai 2030 Industrial Strategy team.
Mr. Disi is also a member of the judging panel of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders since 2008 and the Gulf Capital SME Awards and has been involved in assessing and evaluating hundreds of start-ups and high growth SMEs from all over the Arab World. In addition, Mr Disi is a founding member of Dubai SME100 the main scale up program to support high growth SMEs in Dubai.