Amer Ahmad is the deputy state treasurer and chief financial officer for the State of Ohio Treasury. In addition to overseeing all operational functions of the Ohio Treasury, Amer is responsible for managing over $11 billion in state investments, including a $6 billion long-term fixed income portfolio, a $2.5 billion short-term liquidity
portfolio, a $7 billion local government investment pool, and over $150 billion in custodial assets for Ohio’s pension systems. Amer’s team also manages over $9 billion in state debt obligations and collects over $16 billion per year in revenue on behalf of the state.
Prior to becoming a public servant, Amer was a vice president at William Blair & Company, LLC, an investment banking firm headquartered in Chicago, where he worked in the corporate finance department for seven years. He has also served as an advisor to the president of Estonia and worked at Wasserstein Perella & Co. in both New York and
Amer received a master of business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University. As a college senior, Amer was a semi-finalist for the Rhodes scholarship.
Amer and his wife, Samar Kaukab Ahmad, co-founded SalamCorps, a community service organization promoting civic engagement through volunteer service projects. In addition, Amer and Samar established The Safa Ahmad Fund for Children at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital to benefit the Child Life and Education programs
at the hospital. Amer, an Ohio native, lives in Columbus,with his wife and two daughters, Safa and Marya.