Fifth Saybrook presidential fellow: Mr. Ahmad Mansur

Posted on: October 13, 2016
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Mr. Ahmad Mansur, Saybrook’s Fifth Presidential Fellow

Saybrook University is pleased to announce the appointment of our fifth Presidential Fellow, Mr. Ahmad Mansur of Oakland, California.

Ahmad is a strategist, educator, entrepreneur and a thought leader on the talent economy. He helps leaders learn deeply about complex global challenges and big shifts impacting their organization, region and community, and offer leadership solutions to adapt for change.

Ahmad splits his time between two enterprises. He is the co-founding partner of the Urban Economy Group, a global consulting and venture firm that focuses on innovation and growth sector opportunities in cities and communities.

Recently, he formed Consilient Education, a development company that builds innovative brands for adult lifelong learners to access training through online courses, catalyst events, media channels, and high-impact learning experiences.

A sought-after speaker, Ahmad shares his insights on a broad range of topics with audiences worldwide through keynotes, panel discussions, and executive sessions at premiere events like the Swissnex “Future of Leadership” conference, the U.S. Congressional Panel on Biotechnology and Jobs, and the ILA London Conference.

Ahmad also pens for various media platforms, exploring transformational perspectives about leadership challenges at the intersection of innovation, society, and globalism.

Ahmad draws on his in-depth knowledge from previous experiences as an Aspen Institute Fellow, a college dean in workforce education, a senior associate at an international research firm, an advisor to government ministries, and as a program director of an interactive media arts center.

Ahmad earned is B.S. in Social Sciences from Long Beach State University, a master’s in Strategic Leadership from St. Mary’s College, a M.Ed. in Adult Learning from San Francisco State University, and a graduate certificate in Adaptive Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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