DUBAI- The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) said on Sunday Gautam Sashittal is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer and was replaced by Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

Bin Sulayem will combine the position with his Executive Chairman role, the DMCC said in a statement, adding that Sashittal will leave in April.

The DMCC was established by the government in 2002 to provide the infrastructure required to establish a global commodities trade hub.

(Reporting by Maha El Dahan; editing by John Stonestreet) ((; +20225783290; Reuters Messaging: