BSc, MBBS, DA(UK) FFARCSI, FRCA
Dr. Tahir Akhtar is Doctorprenure with focus on investment management. He is a regular keynote speaker and panellist in international investment conferences and is frequently quoted by the media.
He started his career as a consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Director Intensive Care Medicine jointly between Kings College Hospital London and Queen Mary’s Hospital. Previously he was a Lecturer in Liver Transplant Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine at The Kings College Hospital London and a Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiac Transplant Intensive Care Medicine at the Leeds General Infirmary. .
Dr Akhtar completed a Chartered Director’s Program from the Institute of Directors in London. He teaches MBA students at The Hult Business School in the Dubai campus. He is a mentor for young entrepreneurs. Because of his contributions to the business school he was awarded “The Prestigious Fellowship of Hult Business School”
. Dr Akhtar has led MBA students on a number of consulting projects for government and semi government bodies in the Middle East. He is a Director in IXL, an innovation and leadership development firm from Boston, USA. Dr Akhtar was appointment by The Home Secretary of Her Majesty Government as a member of Independent Monitoring Board in London. .
He founded Adam Holdings in1998, an investment firm that acquired strategic assets in United Kingdom with a particular focus on central London real estate. Later he launched and chaired a real estate PLC with a substantial investment portfolio in the English provinces. His investment firm acquired managed and exited assets to the tune of £70 million. Portfolio includes a number of complete buildings in London. Average returns achieved on investment were in excess of 23% per nun. He served as investment board advisor to Private equity firms and real estate funds in England. He expanded his real estate investments to Middle East and created substantial return from Residential and commercial real estate. .
Adam Consulting is a subsidiary of Adam holdings, specialising in mid market business advisory. Since its launch 7 years ago it has achieved 50% growth year on year and has presence in 20 countries. Adam Consulting has advised its clients including Governments on attracting FDI and trade facilitation. Its African offices specialise in mining and natural resources. Dubai office specialises in hospitality consulting. .
He is a founding member and a board director of the CEO Clubs, a 30 year old, worldwide network of chief executive officers with more than 12 thousand members. The CEO club has created more than $3 billion dollars worth of business opportunities for its members globally. The club has particularly created a significant membership in the Middle East with most prominent businesses as his member. .
As a serial entrepreneur he has established 17 different businesses so far. He established a small business investment firm in The Middle East through which he had the experience of managing and turning around businesses in healthcare, hospitality, trade, retail, food supplies, electronics, construction, contracting and consulting. His current focus is on small and medium size enterprise (SME). He is incubating five such businesses that provide essential services to SMEs. This business is growing at 50% per annum and in few years has established footprint in three continents. At this growth rate business turnover is calculated to cross hundred million in the next 3 years. Dr Akhtar was awarded "Pride of Performance Award 2011"
for Outstanding Service in Global Business in Los Angeles, USA. He received “Business Leadership Award”
in 2012 during 3rd Middle East Business leaders Summit Awards in Dubai.