Aakif Ahmad is executive vice president and co-founder of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. Mr. Ahmad’s key roles include organizational strategy, operations and finance, fund and network development, staff recruitment and external communications. He also leads the U.S.-Pakistan Leaders Forum, a major initiative to promote improved societal linkages between the U.S. and Pakistan through civil society and private sector partnership development. Mr. Ahmad has been invited to speak on panels sponsored by Brookings, the U.S.-Center for Citizen Diplomacy, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs, and the American Jewish Committee. He has interviewed with radio hosts on Wisconsin and Iowa Public Radio and co-authored articles in the Boston Globe and CNN.com.
From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Ahmad worked at the Corporate Executive Board, a VA-based consulting and executive education firm with 2,000+ employees providing peer-driven best practices solutions to the world’s largest corporations. As Managing Director, he led sales & marketing organizations across Europe and North America that generated more than 3,000 client relationships and more than $100 million in revenue across his tenure. He served as a member of the Management Committee for Global Sales and Marketing and was elected to the firm’s Policy Committee in 2002 as one of the top 50 leaders in the corporation. Mr. Ahmad earned a B.A. from Yale University in ethics, politics and economics, and M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.