Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director and CEO, Australia Post
Ahmed Fahour is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Australia Post. He brings to the role 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 to be Head of Corporate Development at Citigroup, based in New York, where he also served as a member of 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). In early 2009, he left the NAB to take up the role as interim CEO of the Australian Business Investment Partnership. He subsequently served as CEO at Gulf Finance House (Bahrain).
Ahmed returned to Melbourne in early 2010 when he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post. Within three months, he announced Future Ready, a major business renewal program that involves implementing a more customer-focussed business model designed to capitalise on Australia Post's reputation as a trusted services provider.
He is currently Chairman of the Rip Curl Group; Chairman of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations; Australia's Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation; a Director of the Carlton Football Club; and a Director of Methodist Ladies College (Melbourne).
He is married with four children and has an active interest in sports and working on developing social cohesion in Australia.