Razi Ahmed is the founding director of the annual, not-for-profit Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), the first such public initiative in Lahore, Pakistan. He has organised two successive editions of the festival since its debut in 2013. He spoke at last year’s Dhaka Hay Festival, and at the second Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) this year. His full-time responsibilities are at Associated Group where he serves as a director in its LPG business, and sits on the boards of Newsweek Pakistan and Zohra and Z.Z.Ahmed Foundation. He led AG’s initiatives in public education at Government College, Forman Christian College, and Care Schools.
Ahmed studied Politics and Economics at the University of Chicago, where he spent three months as an exchange-student at Dauphine (University of Paris). He went for graduate studies at SIPA, Columbia University. Ahmed has also written for publications in Pakistan and abroad on politics and culture.