Ahmad Al Sayad

Ahmad Al Sayad

Chief Executive, Qatar Investment Authority

He oversees some $60 billion worth of investments for his nation’s sovereign wealth fund, including stakes in Harrods, Tiffany and LVMH.

Qatar Executives 2013 BoF 500 2013 2014 BoF 500 2014

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Biography

As chief executive officer of the Qatar Investment Authority, Ahmad Al Sayed oversees all of the operations of the Arab nation’s large sovereign wealth fund, including its diversified investment portfolio operated through Qatar Holding LLC. 

Founded in 2006 as the fund’s global investment arm, Qatar Holding has acquired equity stakes in banks, prominent real estate and a number of luxury brands, including Tiffany.

Prior to his appointment as chief executive of the investment authority in July 2013, Al Sayed served as chairman and managing director of Qatar Holding for over five years. He spearheaded the fund’s luxury investments and oversaw the $2 billion acquisition of luxury department store Harrods in 2010 and the acquisition of a one percent stake in LVMH, making it the sixth largest shareholder in the luxury goods group. 

An alumnus of the University of Qatar and the University of Boston, Al Sayed completed an MBA at New York University before joining the Qatar Investment Authority, initially as general legal counsel.

Career

  • Qatar Investment Authority
    Qatar Investment Authority

    Chief Executive 2013 - Present, Qatar

  • Qatar Holdings LLC
    Qatar Holdings LLC

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