Mr. Amer Fayez Kakish
Amer Fayez Kakish is the Chief Executive Officer of Ittihad International Investment LLC, a leading alternative investment group established in 2008, with diversified portfolio businesses in consumer goods manufacturing, infrastructure and building materials manufacturing, business services, and healthcare and other.
Amer was appointed in 2008, spearheaded the establishment of the company, and currently steers over 20 fully owned subsidiaries with over 8,000+ employees.
Over the past decade, Amer has helped drive the company achieve exponential and sustainable growth, grew revenues by 10-folds with record annual profits successively. At present, Ittihad has operations in 4 countries with a revenue topping USD 3.1 Billion in 2022 and exports over USD 2.1 billion to more than 50 global markets. He established 5 greenfield plants with total investment of USD 600 million and led them to become market leaders in their sectors.
Amer started his professional career in Abu Dhabi in the year 1995 where he headed the Industrial Areas Section of General Industry Corporation (now SENAAT). During his tenure, he led the development of ICAD Industrial City and Al Ain Industrial City, and he also established the Sheikh Khalifa Industrial Award.
In 1999, he joined Abu Dhabi National Industrial Projects Co. (ADNIP)and led their business consulting firm. In 2005, he was appointed as Chief Operations Officer of ADNIP where he oversaw the group’s operations and directed their investments. By 2008, he managed to double the group’s production capacity and grew its sales by 3-folds.
During his professional career, Amer played a pivotal role in several prestigious assignments and has executed vital regional projects that have not only helped Abu Dhabi’s private sector but contributed as well to the UAE economy in general.
Amer is a Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chairman of Industry Working Group, a member of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department Advisory Board and the Research Center on Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management Steering Committee Board respectively. Amer is also an accredited Arbitrator at the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre.
Amer received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan and his master’s degree in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He is a Chartered Engineer from The Institution of Engineering and Technology. He holds a patent for an auto-disable device for syringes.
Amer Kakish is a Jordan national and currently resides in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates.