Ahmass Fakahany on leveraging financial acumen in restaurants

Ahmass Fakahany on leveraging financial acumen in restaurants

Former Merrill Lynch executive manages business side of Altamarea Group

For the past six years, Ahmass Fakahany, a former co-president of Merrill Lynch, has been working with one of New York City’s hottest chefs, Michael White, to build the Altamarea Group.

Fakahany met White when he was a customer at his restaurants, including the award-winning Italian seafood restaurant Marea. They started working together in 2009 and founded Altamarea, which means “high tide” in Italian, in 2010. They now have a total of 17 restaurants in New Yo

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