Ibada Ahmed

International Advisor for Africa

Ms. Ibada Ahmed is a Venture Capitalist, Investor and SGD’s champion, and a seasoned Finance and investment expert in the international and African market place. She is Director at Iron Capital, an Africa-focused corporate finance and financial advisory firm, with significant financial and technical expertise; and a track record of exemplary governance and delivering best-in-class transaction execution across Sub-Saharan Africa. www.Ironcapital.Africa

Ms. Ibada Ahmed is also a Director at Khali-Gure Investments, a pioneer company with interests in the assembly of 3 and 4 wheel Solar/Electric vehicles and Hydroponic farming. Ibada seats on the Africa Board of Global Citizen. Global Citizen is international advocacy organization based in New York; dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. Since inception, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over 24 million actions. To date, we have raised over $48 billion that would have impacted more than 880 million people by 2030. www.globalcitizen.org

Ibada is Co-founder and Vice president of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E), a non profit organisation with operations in 21 African countries and with over 12 million members across Africa. A.Y.E mandate is to create millions of Private entrepreneurs as a solution to the development of Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals. www.ayeonline.org Ms.Ahmed is Certified startup expert and investment coach, running businesses that not only generate profit but have an overall positive impact on the lives of people.

Ibada has continually received recognition for her Development work and Financial expertise. She has been honoured with youngest senior Bank manager in history, awarded Top 40 under 40 women in business, Crans Montana young Global leaders, Change agent of year award amongst others. Ibada’s vision is to see a world that can be and should be, in matters of Private Entrepreneurship, Ending Global Poverty, Food security and improved standards of living for the bottom billions. She continues to support private entrepreneurship in Africa, provide smart solutions in feeding Africa and raising grants for innovation; while speaking for marginalised women and driving women inclusion agenda and equal pay with national governments.