Safiya Ghori-Ahmad, Senior Managing Director and Partner at McLarty Associates, has joined the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Clinton School of Public Service.
Based in Washington, D.C., Ghori-Ahmad has served as a strategic advisor on government affairs, political risk, and commercial issues in the private sector and the U.S. government for more than 15 years. She is a member of the South Asia team at McLarty Associates and coordinates the firm’s business development and global client management efforts.
“As a Little Rock native and a former public servant, I greatly admire the important work of the Clinton School of Public Service in educating and preparing the next generation of diverse and international leaders for public service,” Ghori-Ahmad said. “The next generation of public service leaders will face uniquely difficult problems, and I believe that the skills and training provided by the Clinton School of Public Service will provide students the tools to address these challenges, and make a positive impact in the world. It is a great honor to join the Dean’s Advisory Board to support the Clinton School’s mission and carry forward President Clinton’s spirit and legacy of leadership and public service.”
Ghori-Ahmad spent nearly a decade in the U.S. government on work related to South Asia. She supports clients on policy issues and market entry strategies in the region, in particular India and Pakistan. She also serves as a global client manager to several McLarty Associates clients, where she leverages the firm’s assets to deliver positive business outcomes in challenging environments.
Ghori-Ahmad currently serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, a founding member of CHIEF DC, a network of female executives, and on the Concordia Advisory Board.
She is an Arkansas native and received her J.D. and master’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.