Amanat Holdings, the GCC-based largest healthcare and education investment company, has appointed John Ireland as Chief Financial Officer of the company. John will assume Amer Jeambey’ s role, who served as Acting CFO for Amanat alongside his role as Head of Healthcare Investments since August of last year.
John brings over 15 years of experience of financial management to Amanat. In his capacity as CFO, John will oversee the company’s corporate and operational finance activities, including capital markets, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, accounting, and external reporting. John will also play a key role in supporting the investment team in optimizing its portfolio’s balance sheet while strengthening the Company’s existing relationships with the finance teams across Amanat’s investments.
Dr Mohamad Hamade, Chief Executive Officer of Amanat, said: “We are pleased to welcome John to our Amanat Team as our CFO at such an exciting time. John brings to the team extensive experience in capital markets across our core geographies and globally and I look forward to working closely with him to deliver on Amanat’s strategic objectives.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amer Jeambey for his commitment and support as Acting CFO during a crucial phase. Amer will continue to lead Healthcare Investments as we focus our efforts increasingly towards further optimizing our portfolio, integrating and growing our platforms, and investing in high yielding opportunities that will further grow shareholder returns.” Hamade added.
Prior to joining Amanat, John held senior finance, strategy, and business development roles across a variety of industries including real estate, media, and entertainment. John previously was the CFO of several listed and private organizations in the region and internationally. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in business management from the University of Exeter and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant.