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Amer Akhtar

Amer Akhtar

Amer Akhtar is the CEO of Celential.ai, a venture-funded provider of AI-based recruiting solutions.

Amer’s career spans over 25 years of investment in, and operation of, technology businesses as a CxO, board member and advisor. Amer was the COO and Head of US of XPT, a division of the electric vehicle company NIO (NYSE: NIO), and led US operations, strategy, M&A and investment in early stage technology companies related to the EV/AV markets.

Prior to joining XPT, Amer was VP and General Manager of Yahoo Small Business, where he managed a $100M+ technology business focused on e-commerce and online presence. Amer spent almost a decade at ADP building and running HR SaaS businesses. From 2009 to 2013 he was Managing Director and Country President for ADP in Shanghai, China, where he built the core business from the ground up to be the leading provider in the HR software sector.

After graduating from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Amer first worked for Braxton Associates (now Deloitte Consulting) as a strategy consultant. He then ran business development for Vicinity Corporation, a provider of wireless location-based services acquired by Microsoft after an IPO, and later joined Investor AB, a $2B growth stage investment fund, where he invested in and managed deals in the technology sector.