Ahmed joined Teneo in October 2013 as a Senior Associate based in Dubai. At Teneo, Ahmed covers both government affairs and political risk in the UAE and wider MENA region, and he also leads the East Africa political risk division, where he monitors and oversees the political and economic developments of nearly five key markets in the region for Teneo’s corporate and financial clients.
Key sectors he focuses on daily include, but are not limited to, the oil and gas sector, infrastructure development and telecommunications.
Prior to joining Teneo, Ahmed worked at the Society for International Development, a global think tank, where he was a Program Manager. In his role, he was responsible for leading the strategic direction and content for numerous reports on East Africa. Ahmed oversaw the research and publication of two major reports focused on analyzing the regional economic and political dynamics of East Africa. Prior to his work at SID, Ahmed worked as a Research Coordinator with the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) at the Jeffery Sachs-led Earth Institute at Columbia University. He has also done research and analysis on peacekeeping missions in Africa with NYU’s Center on International Cooperation.
Ahmed is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a focus on international security policy. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University. Ahmed is published and has provided commentary for international media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times and Reuters.