Ahmad has been involved in the banking and financial services industry since 2011. Prior to becoming an advisor, he was an assistant to Nicola Wealth advisors for over three years – working with two senior members of Nicola Wealth’s advisory team and company leadership.
Prior to working at Nicola Wealth, Ahmad was a planner/mortgage broker with a large bank in North Vancouver. Ahmad has strong roots on the North Shore, volunteering as Director for the boards of both the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) North Shore branch and the HOpe Centre Café at Lions Gate Hospital (a social enterprise café hiring those with lived mental health challenges). He also volunteers at local elementary and high schools in Vancouver and the North Shore, teaching financial literacy courses to youth.
Ahmad is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, having completed a joint degree in Economics and Business. During his time with Nicola Wealth Management, he has earned the following designations/licenses:
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)
- Life License Qualification Program (LLQP)
Ahmad is a member in good standing of the following professional organizations and subscribes to their respective codes of ethics and rules of conduct:
- Advocis – The Financial Advisors Association of Canada
- FPSC – Financial Planners Standards Council
- CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
Ahmad is a Level 2 Candidate of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and is also pursuing his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation.
Outside of the office, Ahmad’s passions are baseball, traveling, and spending time with his family and wife, Natalie.
Question & Answers
I can't live without my...
My wife, Natalie.
Shawshank Redemption or Usual Suspects
Words my father taught me:
You have only lived half your life if you had no one to share it with.
What is your favourite Canadian city other than Vancouver?
Toronto. I get to watch the Jays.
What languages do you speak?
Favourite music genre?