Dubai Design and Fashion Council gets new CEO

Dubai Design and Fashion Council announces appointment of new CEO


The Dubai Design and Fashion Council has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Jazia Al Dhanhani, who will lead the development of the council’s strategic plan.

Jazia joined DDFC in early 2016 as Executive Director of Industry Development and Marketing, bringing 20 years of industry experience to DDFC. She has played a pivotal role in implementing its vision and mission to establish Dubai as a regional and international hub for design and fashion.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Chairperson of DDFC, said, “We are pleased to welcome Jazia Al Dhanhani as DDFC’s Chief Executive Officer. Jazia has been an integral member of the council’s development team. Her contribution to the design community, including, most recently, the launch of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, has been invaluable. With Jazia’s appointment, we are looking forward to continuing to create platforms which support the design industry in Dubai and develop Emirati and regional creative talent.”

Jazia Al Dhanhani said, “DDFC has made a significant contribution to bringing Dubai to the forefront of the international design community. Our goal for 2017 is to maintain the sustainable growth of the design industry in Dubai. Going forward, we will focus on initiatives for emerging and established designers to build their careers, implement new strategies that create long-term value for the community, and expand our reach within and outside the UAE.”

— Wam