Ahmad was awarded the Saïd Oxford Scholarship in 2007 to read for the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford. Ahmad graduated in 2008 and landed a job as a technical and policy advisor to the Modernisation Programme for the Syrian Water Sector of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). From 2008-2013, Ahmad served GIZ in multiple countries including, in addition to Syria, Kenya, Lebanon and Egypt. Following that, he joined Global Affairs Canada as team leader of Canada’s sustainable economic growth programming in Jordan.
In 2016, Ahmad immigrated to the USA and worked as a consultant with the World Bank in Washington DC where he supported Egypt’s Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program, valued at $550M, and performed other consulting assignments until 2019 where joined Tetra Tech as a Water Resources and Infrastructure Associate. Since 2008, Ahmad’s work in international development has centred on improving water resources management as well as water and sanitation services, and he has been involved in projects in Syria, Kenya, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Uganda.
Ahmad holds BSc and Diploma of Higher Studies in Agricultural Engineering, Ecology and Forestry from Aleppo University, participated in the Syria-Oxford Leadership Development Programme (2010), and obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate in 2019.