Ahmed was appointed Associate Head Coach of the men's and women's programs in 2018 after five seasons as the Assistant Coach and Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator.
Both the men's and women's programs have seen great success in Ahmed's five years with the Crimson. The men's side has amassed 60 wins, three Ivy League titles and the programs first national championship since 1998 in 2014. The women's side has also been strong under coach Ahmed, picking up 70 wins, four Ivy league championships and four national titles.
Ahmed came to Harvard in 2013, after spending the previous two seasons at his alma mater, the University of Rochester, as an assistant coach. During his time at Rochester he made a big impact on the squash program, coaching six athletes that earned All-America honors, 10 athletes that were named All-Liberty League and one athlete that was tabbed as Liberty League Player of the Year. Ahmed saw his team win back-to-back league titles and land the No. 5 spot in the national rankings for two consecutive seasons.
During his collegiate career at Rochester, Ahmed was a three time All-America selection and served as team captain for three seasons. The squad moved from the No. 16 spot in the nation to as high as No. 2 during the 2009-10 campaign.
Ahmed has represented the Finnish men’s senior national team at six European Team Championships and three World Team Championships in 2003-2011. He has won seven Finnish Junior Championships as well as three European Junior Grand Prix titles.
Ahmed is currently an active doubles player on the SDA Pro Tour and was ranked in the world's top 40 at the end of the 2017/18 season. He also won the 2018 Massachusetts Doubles State Championship.
Ahmed earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2011. He was one of Finland's 2007 Fulbright Undergraduates who received a scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Rochester's Simon School of Business and he completed his Master of Liberal Arts degree in Finance from the Harvard Extension School in 2018.