Speakers Profile - Dr Tanveer Ahmed

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Dr. Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and opinion columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He is a former SBS television journalist who has covered a broad range of foreign affairs and business stories. He has a unique range of Board, management and political experience.

Tanveer sits on the Advertising Standards Board, the national regulatory body for the advertising industry, and is a Governor of the Smith Family and former national representative for junior doctors within the Australian Medical Association.

He is a regular commentator on social, economic and political matters throughout the entire spectrum of media and has appeared on a range of television and radio programs, including the Seven Network's Sunrise, the Nine Nework's Sunday, and the ABC's Lateline, 7:30 report and Q&A.

Tanveer Ahmed was chosen by a PM's committee as one of a hundred future leaders of Australia and twice as one of 50 'young men of influence' by Men's Style.

An expert in changing human behaviour and the inner conflicts and habits that hamper effective change, Tanveer applies his knowledge of individuals to the organisational and group sphere in a broad range of industries. He is an expert in the notion of adaptive leadership, a key skill in today's complex environment. His broad knowledge base and experience give him unique insights into the problems facing today's leaders.

Tanveer's inspiring journey from a child of a Bangladeshi immigrant is a great choice for an uplifting, motivational talk. His mix of career activities is unique. Furthermore, his engaging style and thoughtful but entertaining delivery make him very accessible. He is able to tailor his speech closely to the needs of your organisation.

Though trained as a psychiatrist, Tanveer Ahmed's broader mix of activities allow him to speak of the wider significance of mental health and the social issues that overlap with it. His experience as a journalist and columnist make him one of the more incisive social commentators in the country.

Tanveer's background in television journalism, comedy (a dual state finalist in RAW, Australia's biggest amateur comedy contest) and co-hosting a prime-time gameshow make him an excellent facilitator or master of ceremonies in any field.