Amer Bin Ahmed, managing director of Knauf Middle East in Dubai, UAE, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.


In addition to manufacturing building materials and related products, Knauf aims to promote sustainability and energy conservation in the construction industry. Bin Ahmed is responsible for building a large-scale sustainable business operation for Knauf in the Middle East and India.


Bin Ahmed has nearly 20 years’ experience in the gypsum industry and has led business development in the Middle East and Asia for building products companies such as Boral and Lafarge. He joined Knauf Middle East in 2010.


In his tenure at Knauf, Bin Ahmed’s commitment to standards has been recognized with a number of awards. He received a CEO of the Year Award from the Future Cities media group in 2016 and also one of the most coveted awards for Middle East which is The ‘Made in UAE award’ in 2018 for Knauf, along with these there have been numerous recognitions from the Dubai Civil Defense and the Dubai Municipality. He has also been recently elected as a Board Member of Dubai Quality Group, a Government organization for a tenure of three years during which he would be working with a strong team to make sure the Quality Standards in UAE are not only maintained but also taken higher up. Through his commitment to sustainability on behalf of Knauf and the United Arab Emirates, Knauf was also honored with the Green Award by the Ministry of Infrastructure in 2018.


He became a member of ASTM International in July 2018.


ASTM’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations, and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States. Learn more about ASTM’s board of directors at