To successfully lead the commodities business of DMCC, the world’s number one Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, requires a commodities expert that goes way beyond the numbers, logistics and supply chain ‘know-how’ to give the organisation agility to maintain its competitive edge – today, tomorrow and long into the future.

Meet Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director, Commodities, DMCC, who brings over two decades of multi industry expertise in both audit and consulting as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, India and KPMG, Bahrain and Oman, as well as a wealth of knowledge on the global commodities trade from his more recent roles at DMCC.

Since he joined the organisation 13 years ago, Sanjeev has subsequently taken on a range of both financial and operational roles within DMCC, that span Chief Financial Officer for the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, through to DMCC’s Director of Control, with overall responsibility for financial controls, corporate governance and risk management.

He has been instrumental in building DMCC’s Innovation Hub; its Tea Centre, which handles over 53 million kgs annually; and DMCC Tradeflow, the dedicated online platform for registering possession and ownership of commodities stored in the UAE; and the much anticipated DMCC Coffee Centre. Sanjeev’s latest role to lead and cement DMCC’s position as the global gateway for commodities trade and enterprise, continues to evolve.

Drawing upon DMCC’s world-class trade infrastructure from its DMCC Free Zone, home to over 15,000 companies; through to its trade facilitation for key commodities sectors such as precious metals, its financial services platforms including the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange; and its unique platforms like DMCC Tradeflow; Sanjeev ensures the organisation develops the appropriate infrastructure the trade needs to succeed, as well as connecting market participants from all over the world through global events such as DMCC’s annual global Dubai Precious Metals Conference; the Global Dubai Tea Forum; and the Dubai Diamond Conference.

From precious metals, diamonds, tea, coffee, to the food and agri trade; and its financial services platforms that brings trade finance solutions as well as Commodity Murabaha mechanisms to market, Sanjeev ensures the suitable infrastructure that enables people to trade with confidence is in place.

Sanjeev is also a member of DMCC’s executive leadership team, responsible for contributing to the organisation’s general management, strategic direction and growth initiatives. He graduated from Calcutta University in 1995.