Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Gulf Holding Company (GHC) - Bahrain
Designation: Vice chairman & CEO, Gulf Holding
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.