IFRA North America appointed Farah K. Ahmed as the next president and CEO, effective April 18, 2016. Ahmed joins the association after almost ten years at Personal Care Products Council, where she led industry categories and provided legal, regulatory and policy guidance on local, federal and international issues.
Ahmed has also been recognized by the White House and Korn/Ferry International as an inspiration in leadership for young women. She served as an associate at the law firm of Kelley Drye Collier Shannon, as well as assistant general counsel at the FDA. She is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar and graduated from the University of Virginia, School of Law.