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Company Story

AMS Holdings is a single family office which represents the interests of Ali Shawkat’s family. It is actively involved in the management of a diverse portfolio of investments in private equity, public equity and real estate.

Headquartered in the DIFC, Dubai, the company employs a team of highly qualified professionals who operate its investments in line with the policies and values set out by its founder Ali Shawkat.


Executive Leadership

Ali M. Shawkat - CEO

Ali Shawkat


The entrepreneurial Ali Shawkat has been building and investing in cutting edge businesses for over 20 years. After completing his B.A.Sc in Bio Resource Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1998, Ali Shawkat founded his first company, Zoolink Communications, in Canada. The company went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in 2001 and contributed to the development of the first indoor wireless LAN in joint venture with Nokia.

His expansive understanding of the telecommunication world led him to Iraq in 2003 where he established Iraq’s first private telecom company. Its clients included BearingPoint, Boeing Satellites, the Coalition Provisional Authority, KBR, the Multi National Forces in Iraq, Parsons, and the US Army to name a few. Through his telecom company, he cofounded Iraq’s first and largest mobile company MTC Atheer (now Zain), which garnered a base of over 8 million customers within 5 years.

Ali Shawkat has always been an innovator and has maintained a diverse portfolio of private investments in a multitude of cutting edge companies in the fields of medicine, technology and media.


AMS Holdings Journey

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