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Ahmed
Fahour

Australian business leader

Profile

Ahmed Fahour is passionate about the rise of the digital economy and the changing way humans interact with each other and the world in the context of what challenges and opportunities it poses to businesses, the government and consumers.

Ahmed is a commanding speaker with a wealth of business wisdom.

Current work

Ahmed Fahour AO is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Latitude Financial Services. He was formerly the Managing Director and group CEO of Australia Post and prior to that Chief Executive Officer of the Australian and Asian operations of the National Australia Bank.

Previous experience

Recognition: Fahour has held directorships of Nasdaq Dubai, the Rip Curl Group and been a trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In 2017 Ahmed was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to business, particularly in the area of postal communications, to the banking and investment sectors, and as a supporter of improved multicultural relations. He was awarded a Doctorate at LaTrobe University for this.

Aust Post: Ahmed’s rescue of Australia Post is perhaps his most recent remarkable achievement. He commented, “Everyone wrote us off, just like the future of letters, and said we were dead in the water.”

Since returning from the US where he was a senior executive at Citigroup in New York, Ahmed has been a champion of promoting women in leadership positions and supporting indigenous Australians, launching one of the country’s first corporate reconciliation action plans. When he started at Australia Post, women accounted for just 19 per cent of management positions - it’s now 37 per cent.

Islam: Ahmed has also fostered better relations with Islamic Australians, donating millions of dollars to the construction of the Islamic Museum of Australia.

Expertise
Topics

Business

  • Mastering Leadership
  • CEO & Company Directors

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
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