Managing Director & Group CEO
BEcon (Hons), MBA, FAICD
Ahmed Fahour is Managing Director & Group CEO of Australia Post. He has extensive experience as a successful leader and dynamic reformer at corporations in Australia and overseas.
Ahmed commenced his professional career at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 1987, where he consulted on a range of major commercial projects including mergers, acquisitions, corporate vision and strategy. He became a director of BCG in 1997.
In 2000, Ahmed was recruited by Citigroup and moved to New York, where he worked as Head of Corporate Development and, later, as CEO of Citigroup Alternative Investments - as well as serving on the company's Global Management Committee. He was subsequently appointed as Citigroup's CEO for Australia and New Zealand.
In 2004, he joined the National Australia Bank (NAB) as an Executive Director and Australian CEO. Under his leadership, there was a major turnaround in the bank's performance and its wealth management subsidiary (MLC).
He was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post in early 2010. Ahmed has been implementing a more customer-focused business model at Australia Post designed to capture the corporation's major growth opportunities in ecommerce, logistics and as a provider of trusted digital services.
Ahmed is currently Chairman of LaunchVic and Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at La Trobe University.