Shahir Ahmed portrait

Shahir Ahmed

Senior program director, Neighborhood Development Center


Shahir Ahmed has been a business trainer with St. Paul-based NDC for 13 years, but in 2016, he joined NDC full time to lead its training and technical assistance departments. Since then, Ahmed has led the creation of initiatives that address the barriers that BIPOC entrepreneurs face in the Twin Cities, which has helped nearly 400 small businesses.

Ahmed’s leadership has been integral in sharing the NDC model of community/economic development across the United States, which is being adapted by organizations nationwide.