Leads the McKinsey & company’s work in private equity and principal investors in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, advising investment companies, sovereign-wealth funds, and diversified groups, including family-owned conglomerates, on investment, strategy, corporate finance, performance acceleration and turnaround, and governance. Ahmed supports sovereign-wealth funds, diversified family conglomerates, and investment companies as they seek investment opportunities, restructure portfolios, and institutionalize operating and governance models. Ahmed has served clients globally and brings a breadth of experience in investment and corporate strategy, finance, and corporate governance. His clients span many industries, including consumer goods, retail, construction, energy, infrastructure, media, telecommunications, and real estate. Based in Dubai, he brings an insider’s deep knowledge of and insight into regional dynamics and opportunities in the Middle East. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ahmed was a partner at a global consulting firm, where he established and led the firm’s family-business and investment-company work in the Middle East.