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Imad Uddin Ahmed

Imad is completing a UCL and LSE-funded PhD on the political economy of energy mix at UCL, with a focus on Zambia. Previously, he helped the Government of Rwanda execute over USD 800M of infrastructure transactions, joint ventures and concessions as an embedded World Bank-funded Infrastructure Investment Transactions Advisor, and also served as a Policy Advisor to Rwanda’s Treasury. Prior to this, Imad worked in African private equity, which he commenced upon the completion of his Master of International Business degree on a full scholarship from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, with a semester exchange at HEC Paris. Beforehand, he worked in women’s rights and as a journalist in Pakistan after having completed a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Imad has published articles in the Financial Times, Guardian, New York Times, Internationale Politik, as well as leading publications in Africa and Asia.

Teaching Fellow at UCL for three MSc programmes in infrastructure investment and infrastructure economics. 

Languages: Native English; conversational German, French and Urdu