A well-known Thought Leader on Business Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction and Business Continuity on a Regional and global basis. He is currently Managing Director of Estmrarya Consulting a multi-awards winning Consulting firm specializing in providing Consulting, Training and Innovation in Business Continuity Management, Risk Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Information Security and Business Resilience to clients in the GCC and beyond.
Ahmed is an award-winning, and internationally recognized Continuity and Resilience consultant, instructor, speaker, and author, who has helped governments, communities, and companies plan for, respond to, or recover from disasters for over 17 years.
He draws on more than 17 years’ experience in Business Continuity Management (BCM), Risk Reduction, Business Resilience and Disaster Recovery– gained during roles in Advisory Services, Consulting and Training across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
Ahmed is a Board Member, Global Board of UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Resilient Societies, and Co-Chair of the UAE Private Sector Alliance for Resilient Societies (ARISE) , ARISE is a private sector organization focused on the Sendai Framework disaster risk reduction goals. He is a contributing author to the UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard for The Owners and Operators of Industrial and Commercial Buildings.
A former Business Continuity Institute Global Membership Council Member and Committee Member of DRI International Glossary for Resiliency from 2015 till now.
Member of the BCI Hall of Fame
Winner of the BCI Global Award Continuity and Resilience Consultant 2019
Winner of the BCI Middle East Award Continuity and Resilience Consultant (2015,2017,2019)
Winner of CIR Industry Personality of The Year 2016
Winner of the BCI Industry Personality of the Year 2014