Careers: Interviews
Ahmed Riad: Business Development Manager, Strategic Engagement Division, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Ahmed Riad.

Ahmed RiadAhmed Riad works at the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs (ITU) HQ based in Geneva since 2014. He works mainly on the Artificial Intelligence for Good Global Summit in the areas of business development and programme coordination. His job includes programming various elements of the Summit on the top of which are; leading the Innovation Factory (focusing on identifying and scaling AI centric start-ups and innovative ideas to a global impact).

Prior to this role, Ahmed worked for ITU Telecom managing the Small and Medium Enterprises innovation programme.

Before joining the ITU in 2014, Ahmed worked for the Nokia Networks and Ericsson, where he delivered various projects across MEA and Asia regions, mainly in the Mobile Broadband domain as a senior solution architect and technical project manager.

Ahmed is currently working on his PhD, from University of Geneva, researching and working on the role of digital innovations such as Artificial Intelligence in "modelling sustainable digital transformation". He holds a Master of Sciences degree in Telecommunications with Business from University College London, UK, and a BSc degree in Electrical Communications and Electronics Systems Engineering from Egypt.

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