Wed 23 Sep 2009 09:47 AM
Ahmed Al Ameer

Ahmed Al Ameer

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Gulf Holding Company (GHC) - Bahrain

Designation: Vice chairman & CEO, Gulf Holding

Country: Bahrain

Citizenship: Kuwait

Occupation: Vice chairman & CEO, Gulf Holding

Launched in November 2005 in Kuwait, Gulf Holding Company (GHC) is a Sharia compliant company that is already transforming the real estate landscape of its Gulf neighbour, Bahrain. The firm boasts investments totaling over $2bn in two large-scale real estate developments in the kingdom.

At its head is Kuwaiti national Ahmed Al Ameer, who holds a degree in Architectural Engineering and Real Estate Development with high honours from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in the US.

A co-founder of GHC, Al Ameer was responsible for formulating its business model and raising the capital of the company to $250m. He has also served as a manager of major projects and the Technical Department at the Ministry of Education in Kuwait, and managed projects with a combined market value of $1.2bn for the education sector in Kuwait.

Al Ameer is also a member of several institutes including the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineering and the American Concrete Institute.