Liaquat Ahamed (born November 14, 1952 in Kenya) is an Indian American author.
Ahamed has worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where he headed the bank's investment division, and at the New York-based partnership of Fischer, Francis Trees and Watts, a fixed-income business and subsidiary of BNP Paribas, where he served as Chief Investment Officer and from 2001-2004 as Chief Executive. From October 2007 he has been a director of Aspen Insurance Holdings and in addition advises several hedge funds, including Rock Creek Group and The Rohatyn Group. He is a member of Board of Trustees at the Brookings Institution and is involved with the New America Foundation.
Ahamed was born in Kenya, whither his grandfather had emigrated from Gujarat by way of Zanzibar in the late 19th century. He was educated at Rugby School in England, at Trinity College, Cambridge, and at Harvard University.Through his production company, Red Wine Pictures, Ahamed was a producer on the 2006 film The Situation, set in Iraq.
Ahamed comes from the Nizari Ismaili Shia sect, but describes himself as a non-practising Muslim. Ahamed's wife Meena is active with Médecins Sans Frontières and other charitable enterprises. His son-in-law is actor Jonathan Tucker.