Gautam Sashittal is the CEO at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise. His 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, Mr Sashittal’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 the last three years. Mr Sashittal 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. With over 25 years of commodities and industry experience, Mr Sashittal has a deep understanding of how supply is moving around the world to meet demand. Mr Sashittal 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.