Abdur Rahim Nabi
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director-General for Finance, Commercial, Customer Relations Division and the Innovation & Future Unit at Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority
Mr. Abdur Rahim is the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director-General for Finance, Commercial,
Customer Relations Division and the Innovation & Future Unit at Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority.
With over 22 years’ assorted experience in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Banking, Sales, Marketing,
ICT, and Innovation, he has a proven track record of driving business growth through astute financial
management and delivering on multiple challenging strategic engagements across different functional
He has been a key member of the strategic articulation team for DAFZA’s Innovation Strategy, the
scoping and deployment team for the thought leadership program around systematic innovation,
namely “The Big Conversation”, a key member of DAFZA’s disruptive innovation team that contributes
to Dubai Governments 10X initiatives such as Travelling, Freezone Market, amongst many other
Mr. Abdur Rahim has also been part of the team in charge of the scoping and deployment team for the Halal Guidebook and many other Islamic Economy initiatives being undertaken by the Authority such as the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, a global business development centre focused on the Halal economy opportunities for the industry.
He has been a known keynote speaker in numerous international events, such as Arab Brazil Economic
Forum, Brazil; Melbourne Innovation Summit, Australia; Mediterranean Leaders Week, Spain; Indonesia
International Halal Lifestyle Conference, Indonesia; Sarajevo Business Forum, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
to name a few.
Mr. Abdur Rahim holds the CMA, CFM, APM certifications and is also a Certified Innovation
Management Leader (Level 4) from the Global Innovation Management Institute and holds an MBA in
Finance from the University of Leicester, UK.