Fahim Ahmed is the Managing Director & CEO at Pathao, the largest digital platform for ride-sharing, food delivery and e-commerce logistics in Bangladesh and Nepal. Fahim joined Pathao as CFO in early 2018. Since 2020, he has led the operations, growth and strategic direction of the Company as President. He was appointed as the MD & CEO in November 2021.
Fahim is a seasoned executive with over 19 years of experience in finance, private equity, venture capital, investment banking, technology and operations in Bangladesh, South Asia and the US.
Prior to Pathao, he served as a Managing Director at Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), a global impact investment firm that provides capital to growing businesses in frontier markets. At SEAF, he led several successful investments and exits in the technology, business services, renewable energy, and transportation sectors in Bangladesh and in neighboring markets in South Asia.
Previously, Fahim had also worked as a private equity investor at Royal Bank of Scotland, and at American Securities, a leading middle-market private equity firm based in New York. He began his career in finance as an investment banker in the Tech Media & Telecom (TMT) department at Goldman, Sachs & Co in NY.
Fahim currently serves as the Vice President (Finance) of Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS), and as the Convenor of the Standing Committee on Information Technology of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI).
Fahim graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA, with a B.A. in economics, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.