Ahmed Farooq

Chief Financial Officer, Wesleyan Assurance Society

Biography

Ahmed became Chief Financial Officer at Wesleyan in 2015 after holding a number of senior roles at Wesleyan. He joined the Board in 2018. He now leads the Finance, Actuarial, Procurement and Investment teams.

Ahmed was named the West Midlands Young Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2017.
He was Chair of Business Professional Services Birmingham until January 2017, a group that represents the business, professional and financial services sector in Greater Birmingham.

Prior to Wesleyan, Ahmed held senior roles at Phoenix Group, a Financial Services business and Celestica, a global electronics manufacturer.

Outside of work, Ahmed is a keen squash player and gym goer. Downtime usually comes in the form of a good meal with family and friends.

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