Les Male, CEO of DGCX, Recognised by Forbes ME as one of the ‘Most Influential Executives in the Middle East’


Les Male, CEO of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), has been recognised by Forbes Middle East as the 11th ‘Most Influential Executive in the Middle East’.  He received the award last night at an exclusive event hosted by Forbes in the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, alongside many of the region’s other most-recognized business leaders.

Les Male, CEO of DGCX, commented: “I am both humbled and honoured to receive this award at the prestigious Forbes Middle East ‘Most Influential Executives’ event. This accolade is a reflection of the DGCX Groups’ collective efforts to achieve remarkable growth over the last year, as well as the significant investment in our people, technology and products.

Les received the award based on outstanding performance and accomplishments, growth of the DGCX, and significant media engagement in the last year.

Les has nearly 30 years’ experience in the Global Commodities industry with particular expertise across Exchanges, risk management and trading systems. As an extensively networked business leader with a consistent track record of driving new business, he builds outstanding customer relationships, whilst protecting and growing shareholder returns.


About DGCX: Established in 2005, DGCX is the region’s leading derivatives exchange and the only one allowing global participants to trade, clear and settle transactions within the Gulf region. The Exchange has played a pioneering role in developing the regional market for derivatives and financial infrastructure. DGCX is an electronic commodity and currency derivatives exchange with over 200 members from across the globe, offering futures and options contracts covering the precious metals, energy, equities and currency sectors. DGCX is a subsidiary of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), a Dubai Government Authority for trade, enterprise and commodities. For more informationwww.dgcx.ae

DGCX also owns and operates the region’s largest and only multi-asset Clearing House – Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC). DCCC is federally regulated by the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) and is recognized as a Third-Country CCP by European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) with over 90 clearers from across the globe. For more information: www.dccc.co.ae


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