Mr. Ahmed Khizer Khan is the CEO of Daman Investments, a pioneer firm in the UAE's financial services industry. Mr. Khan
is a globally recognized business leader, banker and change agent with over three decades of global leadership
experience. After an Honors degree in Economics from Bucknell, and an MBA from Rutgers, he spent his formative years
in USA, Central Europe, UAE, and Pakistan with PWC and Citibank; before joining Barclays Global Retail and Commercial
Bank as its Chief Executive, Emerging Markets, responsible for 15 countries including high-growth markets like India, UAE,
Africa, Russia, Pakistan and Indonesia.
Mr. Khan served on the Barclays Board for several countries, working with the Global Chairman on formulating strategies
for the emerging markets. After an impactful stint at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector,
Jeddah, as its COO & Director Coverage, Partnerships and Syndication, across 35 countries; he became the President &
Chief Executive Officer of Burj Bank Limited in Pakistan, where he turned around a small loss-making entity into the fastest
growing Islamic Bank in Pakistan.
Mr. Khan, with nearly three decades of international banking industry experience, took over the reins at Daman
Investments in 2016, with a mandate to re-engineer the business. Under his leadership, the company has increased
footprint in new areas and won mandates for large M&A and investment banking projects. In a short span of time, he has
been instrumental in achieving over 100% growth in profitability. He has led Daman Investments in conducting one of the
largest leveraged buyouts within the family-owned entities in UAE. Established in 1998, Daman Investments has been
actively offering investment opportunities to the institutional, high net-worth, and retail customers in UAE and beyond.
Mr. Khan is leading and managing the Gargash Group Family Office while also serving as a Board Member for Gargash
Group since 2016. The Gargash Group is amongst the largest business conglomerates in UAE with more than 28
businesses across diversified industries including Automotive, Real Estate, Financial Services, F&B and several others.
Currently Mr. Khan is also serving on the Board of Deem Finance LLC; a leading consumer finance business in the UAE.