Mohammed bin Ham Al Ameri

Mohammed bin Musallam bin Ham Al Ameri is an Emirati philanthropist and businessman who runs his family's company Bin Ham Group and is one of only three Arabs to sign the Giving Pledge, a global campaign initiated by Warren Buffet and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation whereby philanthropists pledge to give away at least half their fortune to good causes. Apart from receiving multiple awards for his philanthropy, including being the first Arab to win the Mahatma Gandhi Medallion Humanity Award, he is also the founder of UAE-based volunteer group Aounak Ya Watan.

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Agriculture
    • Food security
  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing development
        • Housing rehabilitation
  • Education
    • Early childhood education
  • Health
    • Out-patient care
      • Preventive care
    • Public health
    • Healthcare access
    • Diseases and conditions
      • Infectious and parasitic diseases

Focus populations

  • Low-income people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • Africa
    • Kenya
  • Middle East
    • Oman
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Bahrain
  • South Asia
    • Pakistan
    • India


Funding model

  • Grants to organisations
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • Mohammed Musallem Salem bin Ham Al Ameri

Funding source

  • Corporate
  • Family
  • Private


Contact details



Arab philanthropists give billions to charity, says Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Musallam bin Ham Al Ameri. With better collaboration and shared learning, it could deliver more.

Read his full interview with Philanthropy Age.