Amna Lootah

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Amna Lootah Director General at Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ)

Amna Lootah is Director General at Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ). With over 20 years’ extensive experience, she is one of the leading experts within the special economic zones sector in the region.

As part of her critical role at the heart of the organization, Lootah is responsible for the design and implementation of DAFZ’s strategic plans, overseeing the executive leadership team to ensure the efficient achievement of the organization’s objectives, besides ensuring international regulations and standards of practice are upheld.

Lootah’s previous experience at DAFZ has seen her successfully support the organization’s growth objectives across a wide range of business functions from finance, sales and marketing, innovation and future, digital intelligence, customer experience, lease and licensing, property management and strategic partnerships.

In addition to her role as Director General, Lootah is the director on the JV Board and has led the development of Dubai Commercity, a free zone dedicated to the growing e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Spread over an area of approximately 2.1 million square feet with an investment of over AED 3.2 billion, Dubai CommerCity provides a unique e-commerce ecosystem to global and regional brands operating in the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) region.

Lootah is also currently a board member for Tradeling, the world’s first B2B smart commerce base in the UAE for the MENA region. With a dedicated team of technology and business enthusiasts committed to making B2B trading simpler, faster and more secure, Tradeling aims to become the leading platform for all business buying. This objective is supported by Dubai government through DAFZ.

Adding to her long list of achievements, Lootah also spearheaded the niche Islamic Economy Strategy for DAFZ, leading to the formation of the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC),, a global business development centre positioned to activate halal trade flows through the region. In her capacity as a director, Lootah is the leading caretaker of the centre.

Lootah holds a Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai Women’s College. In addition, she is a graduate of the 1st batch of “Dubai Leaders Program”, Year 2021 under Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development, run in coordination with IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain.