A sought-after conference speaker, Kamal Ahmed is widely known for his contributions to the Today programme, Newsnight, and the Six and Ten O’clock News on television. He also does documentary work for both television and radio. His current role as Economics Editor at BBC sees him involved in news strategy, daily planning, analysis, visual journalism, as well as different forms of digital content.
His work experience before joining the BBC includes that of Political Editor of The Observer before taking on the role of Executive Editor, News. The latter position saw Kamal Ahmed as a member of the team that both developed and relaunched the newspaper in its current format, resulting in it winning Newspaper of the Year at the 2005 British Press Awards.
The period 2007 – 2009 saw Kamal Ahmed in the position of Group Director, Communications at the Equity and Humans Right Commission. The Commission is a regulator responsible for upholding and enforcing human rights and equality legislation throughout Great Britain.
In 2014, Kamal Ahmed joined the BBC, taking on the role of Business Editor. He is currently the broadcaster’s Economics Editor.
A widely respected journalist and keynote speaker, Kamal Ahmed published his first book in 2018. It is titled “The Life and Times of a Very British Man.” He also regularly speaks at Media Trust events where he is seen as an industry mentor.
Kamal Ahmed is a highly experienced conference speaker who is skilled in reviewing key events pertaining to the world of business and economics. He has the ability to present complex issues in an accessible and insightful manner.
Kamal Ahmed lives in the UK and presents in English.