Dr. Tahir Akhtar, Chairman & Founder ADAM Global PLC
He obtained his Bachelors in Medicine and surgery in 1984 and pursued specialist medical training in the teaching hospitals of Glasgow. He is a fellow of both ‘The Royal College of Surgeons’ of England and Ireland. He completed his Fellowship in Cardiac Transplant Intensive Care Medicine from Leeds General Infirmary. Subsequently he was a lecturer in Liver Transplant Intensive Care Medicine at the University of London. He qualified as a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesia in Kings College Hospital London, where he became a Consultant jointly with Queen Mary’s Hospital and held the position of The Director of Intensive Care Medicine.
He completed his Chartered Directors Program from the Institute of Directors London in 2003. He is a mentor to many entrepreneurs and enjoys teaching MBA students at the Hult Business School where he leads a number of Government and Semi Government consulting projects. He is an advisor to a number of African Nations on attracting FDI and facilitated signing of $3billion agreements in 2013.
Chairman’s Thought Leadership & Vision behind ADAM Global
A visionary thought leader and a serial entrepreneur; Dr. Tahir Akhtar has long realized the importance of emerging markets of Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. He is frequently invited to speak at high profile international conferences as a thought leader and is a long-standing vocal advocate of financial cooperation, support and development of human capital in these regions. He has rallied hard for the enhancement of their trade and commercial ties with developed economies of the world, and views the big emerging markets as the key swing factor in the future growth of world trade and global financial stability; And more importantly in bringing prosperity and raising the quality of life in these developing markets.
To serve this cause Dr. Akhtar has used his group of companies such as Adam-Micro Finance to provide loans to small businesses in Africa through its offices in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Togo; with expansion planned in 10 more countries in Africa and across Asia Pacific in order to create financial and operational infrastructures to facilitate such social entrepreneurial programs aimed at lowincome populations, transforming their socio-economic status.
He has played a pioneering role in consulting governments and economic development agencies of these emerging economies on how to attract investments, leverage international best practices; and worked with them to develop and facilitate a consistent pipeline of ‘emerging market growth opportunities’, with the aspiration of creating “win-win” opportunities for them as well as the foreign investors. In recognition of his exemplary contributions to positive change he was awarded “The Distinguished Friend of Africa” 2012, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, awarded by African Leadership Magazine of Nigeria.
The hardships he faced during these global entrepreneurial endeavors, due to the unnecessary beurocratic barriers, cultural differences and the lack of on ground business support services, became the motivating force behind establishing a Worldwide Corporate Services Firm that offered reliable and comprehensive business solutions with efficiency and consistency around the globe, making it easy for entrepreneurs and business to establish and grow their businesses across international border seamlessly with peace of mind.
Today ADAM Global has over a 100 partner and integrated offices across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with professionals in almost every viable city delivering services and insights that can only be obtained on ground, advising them on how to mitigate the risks and regulatory & cultural nuances within their country of choice; Empowering the clients with the right skills and capabilities to help them achieve success anywhere around the world.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
- “The Distinguished Friend of Africa” 2012, Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Awarded by African Leadership Magazine of Nigeria.
- “Honorary Member World League” mind free of drugs 2012, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Awarded by Dr. Jenishbeck Nazaralieve.
- “Business Leadership Award” 2012, Dubai, by 3rd Middle East Business leaders Summit Awards.
- “Pride of Performance Award “ 2011 for Outstanding Service in Global Business, Los Angeles, USA by Safeer Pakistan.
- “The Prestigious Fellowship of Hult Business School” 2011, Dubai by Hult International Business School.
- “Member Independent Monitoring Board” appointed by the Home Secretary of Her Majesty’s Government in London.