CenturyLink has promoted Zain Ahmed, former vice president and general manager of the company’s Civilian & Law Enforcement Practice, to regional vice president for CenturyLink’s federal government business, the company announced on Wednesday.
Ahmed has successfully led a broad range of organizations during his career, which includes 18 years of experience supporting government agencies with IT solutions.
In his new role, Ahmed will be responsible for CenturyLink’s civilian, special programs and U.S. Department of Defense sales. He will lead a team of business professionals to deliver innovative network, cloud computing, cybersecurity and IT mission support services to government and military agencies.
As vice president and general manager for CenturyLink’s civilian agency and law enforcement and cybersecurity practice within the U.S. federal government, Ahmed supervised six field sales directors, four customer service managers, and 46 account directors to modernize IT administrative landscapes.
Ahmed previously served as client executive for the law enforcement vertical, where he led an organization responsible for the sales and service of the LAN managed service that generated substantial value for both customers and the company.
Prior to joining CenturyLink, Ahmed founded an international IT recycling business based out of Dubai. He also served for eight years at Verizon in various roles within the federal markets division supporting government agencies.
Ahmed holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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