King School is delighted to welcome alumnus Ahmed Fattouh '91 as the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021.
"Ahmed embodies King School's virtues and is a loyal and supportive member of our community," said Director of Development Lauren Fredette. A newly elected member of King School's Board of Trustees, Ahmed Fattouh is also an inspiring example of a King education.
"The teachers and coaches I had were friends and mentors who were incredibly motivating," said Ahmed as he remembers his time at King. "The emphasis the school places on producing well-rounded graduates who have diverse interests in and out of the classroom helped me develop the ability to genuinely relate to many more people, which has been key to my career and my life," he added.
Ahmed is the founder and chief executive officer of InterPrivate LLC, a firm that invests on behalf of a consortium of family offices in partnership with emerging and established private equity firms. His career in finance includes founding Baron Advisors LLC, a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, and Landmark Value Investments, an alternative asset management firm active in hedge fund and private equity strategies. He also worked as a private equity banker at Investcorp International and as an investment banker at the mergers and acquisition division of Morgan Stanley in New York.
In addition to his successful career in finance, Ahmed is a dedicated philanthropist and volunteer who is committed to various causes, including those that contribute to economic and entrepreneurial development. Having immigrated from Egypt with his family at the age of four, Ahmed is fluent in Arabic and a passionate world traveler with an appreciation for global cultures and history.
Ahmed earned a bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in liberal arts and sciences from Stanford University. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Farrah and Ramsey.