Dr. Tahir Akhtar

Dr. Tahir Akhtar

Chairman & Founder Adam Holdings

Dr. Tahir Akhtar is a Doctorprenure and Founding Chairman of Adam Holdings, a diversified investment group that he incorporated in 1998, now has 52 offices across the globe. The group has interest in Real Estate, Finance, Mining, Information Technology, Consulting and Outsource Services. Dr. Akhtar is a regular keynote speaker and panelist in international investment conferences. He was awarded a "Pride of Performance Award 2011" for Outstanding Service in Global Business in Los Angeles, USA. He received a “Business Leadership Award” in 2012 during the 3rd Middle East Business leaders Summit Awards in Dubai.

He is a founding member of CEO Clubs Network International and President of The CEO Clubs UK. Dr. Akhtar started investing in small businesses in The Middle East in 2005. His hands on approach of improving businesses yielded invaluable experience of managing and turning around 50 businesses in diverse sectors.

Adam Micro-finance, another subsidiary of Adam Holdings, provides loans to small businesses in Africa through its offices in Zimbabwe, Namibia and Togo. Expansion is planned in 10 more countries in Africa over the next five years. Its motto is “family dignity for all”.

Dr. Akhtar was a liver and heart transplant intensive care specialist from Kings College Hospital London. His hobby of investment management became his full time passion making him endure success and failure in 19 different businesses over the last 15 years. Dr. Akhtar completed a Chartered Director’s Program from the Institute of Directors in London. He was awarded “The Prestigious Fellowship of Hult Business School”.

“I’m supporting the World League because I personally feel that today’s world cannot afford to lose so many creative and good hearted people just because of drug addiction. This is currently a global problem that can only benefit from the experience and approach of the World League.”

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