Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) founded Foundation Holdings, a strategic, global investment firm focused on building sustainable, industry defining companies in the healthcare, education and consumer sectors across India and the GCC in November 2016. Under his leadership, Foundation Holdings has won the Global Business Outlook Award 2018 for the ‘Best Health Care Investment Management Firm.’

Abhishek is recognized as a former founding management member of Head of Education at Amanat Holdings, an AED 2.5 billion company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. He was a key player behind the Al Noor Hospital Group transaction on the London Stock Exchange, an IPO that was voted as the best transaction in the Middle East and North America (MENA) region for 2012-2013. Another landmark investment was with K-12 primary a secondary education provider, Madaares PJSC, a deal that made it one of Madaares’ five largest shareholders.

Abhishek Sharma was ranked as the ‘Emerging Indian CEO in the UAE’ at the 2017 UAE-India Economic Forum Awards and as the ‘Emerging Indian CEO for Private Equity and Investments’ in 2018. He was also on the Forbes Middle East 2018 list of the “Top 100 Indian Business Owners in the Arab World” list.

Abhishek sits on various boards across the GCC and India. Abhishek set up the Atharv Foundation in India after his son, the Foundation is dedicated to providing education to children in need. He is also a donor and volunteers with Dubai Cares and The Clinton Foundation.