Aakif Ahmad is co-founder of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution where he supported organizational strategy, project development, operations and finance, fund and network development, staff recruitment and external communications. He helped to guide the Convergence Project on Nutrition and Wellness and to launch the Convergence Project on Federal Budget Process Reform. From 2009-2015, Aakif also lead the Convergence Project on U.S.-Pakistan relations in partnership with the Consensus Building Institute. This effort recruited 22 US Senators and Members of Congress, 13 senior Pakistani legislators and 200 prominent stakeholders to participate in a 5-year, high level, dialogue process, generating new understanding and new partnerships in areas such as: education, media, entrepreneurship and civil society. Aakif has spoken at TEDx Washington, D.C., Brookings, U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has interviewed on the Central Florida PBS program “Global Perspectives” 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 4,000 client relationships and more than $100 million in revenue across his tenure. In 2002 he was one of the youngest leaders elected to the firm’s internal partner track. 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.