Ahmed was born and raised in London. He graduated with an honours degree in economics and management sciences from the University of Southampton and has spent the last four years working in the technology and venture capital sectors in both Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was a co-founding member of Rangewell, a prominent financial technology company, with the goal of improving access to finance for small and medium sized businesses in the UK. His experiences in underdeveloped countries and working in the financial sector have resulted in him wanting to promote financial inclusion to those without access to traditional financial services. He is excited to work with Kiva and use his skills to create impact on the ground and see first-hand the effects of finance in a developing context.

 

Fellows Blog Posts by Ahmed Syed

Apr 4, 2018 SB Solomon Islands

Today I bring you a story of perseverance from the remote valleys of northern Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. It was the morning after a night of heavy showers, and I made my way to meet Eddry, a client of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD), a Solomon Islands-based microfinance organization. Along the journey, the road quickly turned from gravel, to dirt to wet mud and it wasn’t long before the staff 4x4 was unable to go any further and Vanessa, an SPBD staff member and my reliable guide, stopped the car in what seemed a location with no close proximity to any form of... Continue Reading >>