Ahmad supports the advancement of evidence-based knowledge and inclusive development within the sphere of natural resource governance in Nigeria. He focuses on bolstering NRGI’s influence and engagement with stakeholders, propelling governance initiatives, and optimizing the efficacy of NRGI's in-country endeavors. He works on the "Oil Dependency in Nigeria" project, with a vision to chart a transformative path toward a future without oil.
Previously, he worked as an environmental, social and governance (ESG), sustainability and climate finance consultant in Nigeria and the U.K., supporting the de-risking and implementation of global projects for various clients, including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the Green Climate Fund, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the Laudes Foundation, and WSP Canada. He also contributed to the development of the energy transition strategy for Sonangol in Angola.
Ahmad is a Mandela Washington Fellow and a Powell Impact Scholar. He holds a bachelor of science and master of science in environmental management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, a master of business administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, and completed leadership/public management studies at Wayne State University, Michigan.