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Dr. Tahir Akhtar

I am a Doctorpreneur and the founding chairman of Adam Holdings, a diversified investment group. I am a passionate teacher and mentor to budding entrepreneurs. My mission is to help businesses to create jobs worldwide. I enjoy my role as a keynote speaker in international investment conferences. It is my privilege to be a trusted adviser to a number of Governments in the Middle East and Africa.

Interests of Adam Holdings include Adam Global, worlds largest Corporate Services company with 112 offices in 64 Countries and 1800 people. Adam Real Estate invests mainly in the UK and Middle East properties. The CEO Clubs UK are a Part of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide that provides networking and deal making platform to CEOS from around the world. Adam Merchant Services is focused on deal facilitation for infrastructure projects in the developing world.

I started my career as Consultant at King's College Hospital, London with specialist interest in Cardiac and Liver Transplantation Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and The Director of Intensive Care Medicine in Queen Mary's Hospital, London. To widen my horizons I completed "Chartered Director’s Program" at The Institute of Directors, London in 2003. I have failed and succeed in 50 businesses, the journey continues.


  • 2014: Member International Advisory Board of The African Leadership Magazine
  • 2014: Nominated Hon. Consul General, Republic of Namibia in UAE
  • 2014: Excellence award from Pakistan Engineering Council
  • 2014: Appointed Judge Bill Clinton Foundation $1 million Hult International Innovation Prize.
  • 2013: Adam Consulting Dubai office awarded "DUBAI SME 100", ranked No. 34 out of 75,000 companies by The Government of Dubai.
  • 2013: Adam Global PLC awarded "Advisor of the Year 2013" by CEO Clubs Network Worldwide.
  • 2012: “The Distinguished Friend of Africa”. Awarded by Africa Leadership Magazine of Nigeria.
  • 2012: “Honorary Member World League". Awarded by Dr. Jenishbeck Nazaralieve in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • 2012: “Business Leadership Award”, by 3rd Middle East Business leaders Summit Awards.
  • 2011: "Pride of Performance Award" for Outstanding Service in Global Business, Los Angeles, USA by Safeer Pakistan.
  • 2011: “The Prestigious Fellowship of Hult Business School”, by Hult International Business School.


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