Dr Mohamad Hamade
Dr. Mohamad is the Chief Executive Officer of Amanat Holdings. He joined the Company in November 2017, initially as the Chief Investment Officer, and has since led several successful transactions valuing c. AED 3 billion jointly, including seven acquisitions and two profitable divestments. These transactions are based on the strategy he defined and implemented on exiting minority investments where the path to control is challenging or limited, capturing specialized opportunities, and expanding investment platforms where Amanat can act as an influencer shareholder. Additionally, he steered Amanat’s VC strategy, positioning the Company as a regional leader in the digitalization of both sectors, healthcare and education. Hamade also managed and supported the growth of Amanat’s result-driven and capable team; together, Amanat’s new identity was launched, moving from the classic look and feel to a younger, fresh, progressive approach. In 2021, Dr. Mohamad led the way to a transformative year in Amanat, resulting in a remarkable operational and financial performance in the Company’s history by delivering the highest net profit of AED 281 million (28x yoy) and the highest distributed dividends of AED 150 million. Dr. Mohamad sits on several boards and committees, playing an essential role in driving growth and value creation initiatives across Amanat’s portfolio; 8 investments operated by a total of c. 2.4K skilled employees and generating a total revenue of c. AED 1.4 billion in FY2021.
Dr. Mohamad is recognized as a thought leader, sharing his insights through multiple media business avenues. He is an active speaker at the WEF Global Future Council’s committee and other global and regional conferences. Hamade shares thoughts, opinions, and market updates through Amanat CEO Monthly, Op-Eds, panels, and interviews. Furthermore, he contributed to numerous juries identifying the most promising and impactful startups. Dr. Mohamad has been featured in multiple global and local publications being one of the market leaders, and he is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Prior to joining Amanat, Dr. Mohamad served as Chief Investment Officer of VPS Healthcare, a group comprising over 20 hospitals and 100 medical centers across the UAE, Oman, and India. Before joining VPS, Hamade was a Principal at TVM Capital and Chief Strategy Officer of one of its portfolio companies. Dr. Mohamad holds an MD and a BSc in Biology from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Cornell University in the USA. He also holds a Research Fellowship Certificate in ENT Surgery from Harvard Medical School.