Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 16, 2018 – Americares is pleased to announce the election of Mehdi Mahmud to its Board of Directors. Mahmud brings to the board wide-ranging experience in financial services, having held several senior management roles in investment and business strategy.
"We are excited to have Mehdi join our board of directors,” said Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis. “His extensive leadership experience will complement the board’s depth of knowledge and our organization will benefit from his financial acumen and management expertise.”
Mahmud currently serves as president and chief executive officer of First Eagle Investment Management. In this role, Mahmud oversees all aspects of First Eagle’s business and works in close collaboration with key portfolio managers across the organization. Prior to joining First Eagle, Mahmud served as chairman and chief executive officer of Jennison Associates and held investment and management roles at J.P. Morgan Investment Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mahmud currently serves on the board of the Q Group, a research organization dedicated to the advancement of quantitative techniques and innovation in finance. Previously, he served on the board of the United States Fund for UNICEF’s In Kind Assistance Corporation.
“I am honored to join the Americares board and work alongside such a talented group to further the organization’s mission of saving lives and improving health around the world,” said Mahmud.
The Americares Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the organization’s life-changing health programs including its disaster response work and support for under-resourced hospitals and health clinics worldwide. Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, increase access to medicine and medical supplies, improve and expand clinical services, prevent disease and promote good health. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization, has provided more than $15 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
Mahmud received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Yale University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alvia.