Dr Ataf Ahmed is the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Graphene Investments, a family office specializing in innovative technologies and is based out of Dubai.
Prior to joining Graphene, Dr Ahmed was the global head of Asset Management at QInvest and was part of the senior management team for more than a decade. He was responsible for launching and building the asset management franchise from inception in 2013 to a multi strategy and multi-asset class business, with a team located in four countries managing a multi-billion portfolios. Under his supervision the team won more than 40 awards and was recognized as one of the leading investment teams in the region.
Prior to joining QINVEST, he was a Director in the UBS Wealth Management Hedge Funds group in Zurich where he had a range of responsibilities including oversight of a number of multi-billion fund of hedge funds as well as overseeing the advisory fund of hedge fund platform for the bank on a global basis. Dr. Ahmed started his career in the Barclays Group.