Kazi Ahmed
Director North East Sales, ADARA

Kazi’s career in the digital media and ad tech space spans 16+ years, managing global brands like Fidelity Investments, McDonald’s, Bose, Timberland & Goodyear Tires to name a few. Prior to joining Silicon Valley-based tech firm ADARA, Kazi drove digital media efforts for global agencies such as Mullen Lowe Group, Havas Media & Carat.

His contributions in the agency world led to recognition for his clients, including the Grand Effie at the North American Effie Awards (American Greetings, 2015) the Gold Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (Fidelity Investments, 2011), a Grand Prix at The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media (Fidelity Investments, 2011) and a MITX Award for Best Brand Launch Campaign (Valspar Paints, 2009). Kazi began his career in 2000 as an Assistant Media Planner at Carat Interactive. He was one of the first hires at the newly formed interactive media planning & buying division of global holding company Aegis Group (now Dentsu Aegis Network).

Kazi holds a M.A. in Global Marketing Communications & Advertising from Emerson College and a B.A. in Television & Radio Production from Northeastern University.  He spent much of his childhood growing up in the international school systems of Thailand and the Philippines. He is a self-described “world music connoisseur, a product of a lifetime of traveling the planet & Daddy to the two coolest kids on Earth: Max & Milo.”