James Bernard
Head of Corp Sales, DMCC

James started his career working in the London financial markets for several international institutions and trading houses where he developed his passion for commodities, logistics, and global trade. He went on to incorporate his own group of companies producing and trading in physical commodities and derivatives

After joining DMCC in 2006 as Associate Director of Commodities he took over as Director of Business Development in 2009, leading the next stage of growth for DMCC Free Zone which to date has attracted over 16,000 companies to its central Dubai location.

In his most recent role as Head of Corp Sales he has helped to successfully position and take DMCC on to achieve unprecedented growth and to develop it into a multi award winning Free Zone.

Today as a Special Economic and Free Trade Zone expert he is developing his passion for advanced sales strategies, predictive analytics, cryptology & distributed ledger technologies.

James was one of the founding members of the ‘Blockchain Innovation Group and Global Blockchain Council’ in Dubai and today remains involved in several new initiatives.