Shafi Ahmed is a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur.
Shafi was born on 26 January 1969 in Sylhet District, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and came to the United Kingdom as a child. His father, the late Mimbor Ali, was honoured by the Bangladeshi government for his significant contribution to the liberation of Bangladesh.
He was appointed as a Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal surgeon to the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, Barts Health in 2007.
He was appointed as an honorary professor at The University of Bradford in May 2017
Shafi Ahmed is a three times TEDx and three times Wired Health and international keynote speaker and is a member of the faculty at Exponential Medicine and Singularity University. He has spoken at many international conferences including TEDx Barts health,TEDx Goodenough College, TEDx Cass Business School, City University, Wired Health,Wired Health Italy, Exponential Medicine Singularity University, Royal Society of Medicine Innovation Summit, Digital Health Summer Summit, MedTech Forum Europe, Belgium,CopenX, Denmark Innovation showcase Dublin, Dubai Health Forum, Tryst Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Webit, Bulgaria, ICEEFest, Romania, Cannes Lions, Krystal Elma, Istanbul, GITEX, Dubai, Knowledge Foundation Dubai and Health 2.0 Barcelona.
On 15 March 2017, he delivered the prestigious Cantor Technology Lecture 2017 at the University of Bradford. and also delivered the public lecture to open the Digital Health Enterprise Zone.
He is the chair of the GIANT (Global Innovation and New Technologies) Health Event in London and also the chair of the Webit.Health conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. which showcase startups, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
He is Vice-President of Proshanti, a local charity community project to set up a health programme in Bangladesh and an advisor to Beani Bazaar Cancer Hospital, Bangladesh. He also teaches and trains surgeons in Dhaka, Bangladesh where he is the Dean for education at Rahetid, a postgraduate surgical training centre.