Amer Ahmad was named City of Chicago Comptroller by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on May 16, 2011. As Comptroller, he is responsible for the City's cash flow and debt management, processing vendor payments and payroll, maintaining official financial records, preparing financial reports, administration of employee and annuitant benefit programs, and risk management.
Previously, Amer Ahmad served as a Senior Vice President and head of the public sector group at the Cleveland-based bank KeyCorp. He served as Deputy State Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the State of Ohio Treasury. In that capacity, he oversaw more than $11 billion in state investments, $9 billion in state debt obligations and over $150 billion per year in custodial assets for Ohio's pension systems. Prior to becoming a public servant, Amer was a Vice President at the Chicago-based investment firm William Blair & Company. Amer received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University.