Ghada Ahmed is the CEO and founder of Insurgent Business Analytics, a consultancy dedicated to providing actionable research and insights for international funders, corporations, and startups. Ms. Ahmed is adept at identifying untapped market opportunities and efficiencies to deliver inclusive sustainable programmatic and project results. She has over 20 years of global experience driving evidence-based industry strategies, policy, and research with leading organizations including the World Bank and Duke University. This has allowed her to assist communities across the world to advance economically, socially, and environmentally. Central to Ahmed’s revolutionary strategy design is a nuanced understanding of how policy, local actors, and regional volatility impact businesses, global value chains, and their stakeholders. Ms. Ahmed is a recognized author with over 30 reports, book chapters, articles, journal publications, and numerous presentations in global fora. Ms.Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the American University in Cairo, Egypt and a Master’s Degree in International Development Policy and Applied Economics from Duke University. She is fluent in French, English, and Arabic.