Mark Beer is Chief Executive and Registrar of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts. He is also a Judge of the Courts’ Small Claims Tribunal, Chairman of the Courts’ Users’ Committee, a Member of the Rules Subcommittee and Registrar of the Special Tribunal Related to Dubai World. In 2010 Mark was appointed for a year's term as a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the International Legal System and he is Vice-President of the Middle East for the International Association for Court Administration.
Under Mark's direction, the Courts have secured a reputation as one of the most efficient and advanced commercial courts in the world. He has overseen the launch of various firsts for the Middle East, including a Code of Professional Conduct, a Pro Bono programme, a common law training academy and a Wills and Probate Registry. He has played a key role in the development of the Courts’ many formalised relationships with partner judicial systems in the region and beyond.
Mark joined the DIFC Courts after five years working at MasterCard Worldwide in Dubai, where he had served as the company’s Regional Legal Counsel for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, and was later promoted to Vice President, heading MasterCard’s Government Relations and Corporate Services across the same region. Previously, Mark worked in the corporate finance team of Man Investments in Switzerland and prior to that in private practice both in the UK and the UAE.
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
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