Amit Kaushal

Amit Kaushal is a Director on the Board. Amit Kaushal also serves as the Dubai Holding Group Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since February 2018. Prior to being appointed as the Dubai Holding Group Chief Executive Officer, he held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer. Amit leads Dubai Holding’s operations in 13 countries, across a diverse range of sectors including real estate, hospitality, media, retail, leisure and entertainment.

Over the course of his tenure at Dubai Holding, Amit has led several transformational initiatives that have helped drive Dubai’s thriving tourism industry and spur growth in strategic sectors in line with its economic diversification agenda. Most recently, he led the successful integration of Meraas and DXBE Entertainments into Dubai Holding to form one of the UAE’s largest and most diverse conglomerates. Amit has been instrumental in the success of key strategic projects of the Dubai Holding Group in the UAE and internationally.

Under Amit’s leadership, Dubai Holding has pursued sustainable economic growth through diversification and investment in strategic partnerships, both in the UAE and internationally. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amit has led a dedicated and specialist response team that has implemented several decisive measures to ensure the stability of the company, the safety of its employees and mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on Dubai Holding’s businesses and communities.

Amit’s prior experience includes ten years with leading investment banks in London and Dubai, where he worked for Goldman Sachs, UBS and Deutsche Bank across transaction advisory, structuring and capital markets disciplines.

Amit holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Finance from the University of Cambridge and a BSc (First Class Hons.) in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick.

In addition to leading Dubai Holding as Group Chief Executive Officer, Amit has served on the boards of several regional and international hospitality, energy, retail and real estate organisations. His current board memberships are listed below:

Board Memberships

Position Start Date End Date
Member of the board of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation July 2021 N/A
Member of the board of Azadea Holding Company DIFC Ltd December 2018 N/A