Full Name
Faraz Ahmad
Job Title
Net Zero Electricity
Speaker Bio
Faraz Ahmad serves as Amazon’s Head of Net Zero Electricity and leads strategy and implementation across Amazon’s worldwide operations. In this role, Faraz partners with Amazon’s business and regional teams to formulate the strategy and implementation approach for electricity in support of Amazon’s overall sustainability goal of reaching net zero by 2040. Amazon is the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable electricity.

Previously, Faraz led strategy, business development and M&A for NextEra Energy’s Retail division which serves residential, commercial, industrial and institutional energy users across the US. In this role, Faraz was responsible for driving strategy and profitable growth (~3x operating income), evaluating all venture capital investments and executing all acquisition transactions. During his tenure, NextEra launched new business ventures in home energy optimization and expanded into energy consulting.

Prior to NextEra, Faraz held a series of senior roles with General Electric (GE) focused on the energy sector; both power and oil & gas. His global experience covers working in emerging markets, Europe and North America. In 2012, Faraz was seconded to an internal startup venture for GE Distributed Power, which was mentored by Eric Ries, Harvard Business School's entrepreneur in residence. He has experience in engineering, strategic planning, product management, P&L management and operations.

Prior to GE, Faraz was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in London serving government, utility and technology clients. His prior professional experience consists of engineering roles at British Nuclear Fuels, bp plc and Cambridge Silicon Radio plc.

Faraz was selected by the World Energy Council, Future Energy Leaders program 2017 and has authored a number of publications related to UK energy policy. Faraz is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology. He holds a First Class Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from Cambridge University, UK and MIT, USA.

Faraz is based in Houston, USA and is married with two children. Outside of work, he enjoys keeping up with martial arts and teaching his children about the environment.
Faraz Ahmad