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Javed Ahmed (born 10 February 1960) is a Pakistani American[1][2] businessman. He was the chief executive (CEO) of Tate & Lyle plc from 2009 to 2018.[3]

Javed Ahmed
Born
Javed Ahmed

(1960-02-10) 10 February 1960 (age 59)
NationalityAmerican
EducationWilliams College
Stanford Graduate School of Business
OccupationBusinessman
Years active1984–present
TitleFormer CEO, Tate & Lyle
Term2009–2018
PredecessorIain Ferguson
SuccessorNick Hampton
Spouse(s)Talat Ahmed

Early lifeEdit

Ahmed graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1982, and received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1984.[4][1]

CareerEdit

He started his career with Procter & Gamble, then spent five years with Bain & Co in London and Boston, before joining Reckitt Benckiser,[5] where he worked for 17 years.[6]

Ahmed became CEO of Tate & Lyle in October 2009, replacing Iain Ferguson. In January 2018, the retirement of Ahmed, effective from 1 April 2018 was announced, and chief financial officer Nick Hampton was named CEO-designate.[7][8][9]

In December 2018 it was announced that Ahmed was elected to the Board of Directors of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and would serve as independent director of the company.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to wife, Talat,[10] and they have two daughters, Ayesha and Sara.[11]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Business On... Javed Ahmed, Tate & Lyle". independent.co.uk. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Javed AHMED - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Tate & Lyle CEO: "Food and Beverage solutions performing well," but North American sweetener demand weak". www.foodingredientsfirst.com. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  4. ^ "tate & lyle plc". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  5. ^ "The Business On... Javed Ahmed, Tate & Lyle". The Independent. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Javed Ahmed Elected to Board of Directors of CF Industries Holdings, Inc". www.businesswire.com. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  7. ^ "Nick Hampton Appointed CEO". Tate & Lyle Press Release. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  8. ^ Torrance, Jack (8 April 2018). "Former Pepsico exec to lead Tate & Lyle after boss Javed Ahmed departs". Retrieved 8 April 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  9. ^ "New chief executive for Tate & Lyle as Javed Ahmed steps down - Independent.ie". independent.ie. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  10. ^ "DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Tate & Lyle CEO And Wife Buy GBP200,000 In Shares". MorningstarUK. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  11. ^ "DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Tate & Lyle boss Javed Ahmed". This is Money. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2019-03-05.