Layla Derraz is Senior Manager – International Relations & GBF Africa Project Director Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry where she joined in 2008. The International Relations department represents Dubai Chamber on the international stage and in turn is one of its most active sections.
The Department’s main duties include negotiating cooperative agreements with foreign partners, organising major events and forums as well as high-level business networking sessions, representing the Chamber at local and international events & exhibitions, and organizing inbound and outbound delegations and trade missions.
Since 2013, Layla has led the implementation of Dubai Chamber’s Global Business Forum initiative working on Forums on Africa and the CIS region. Layla was also involved in setting up a number of the Chamber’s International Representative Offices in targeted locations around the world. She was also responsible for the promotion of Dubai Association Center, a first in the region that aims at attracting international business and professional bodies to Dubai.
Over her professional career, Layla has worked in the chamber of commerce ecosystem spanning more 25 years and her focus has always been on meeting design and internationalization.
Layla holds an MA degree in International Business & Marketing from Westminster University. She is married and has one son.