Biography: DGE Mahbub Ahmad

Mahbub Ahmad, is the District Governor Elect and will be the D7230 District Governor for the Rotary Year 2019-20.  For 2017-19, he is the District's Technology Director, tasked with assessing and improving the level and usage of technology among the Clubs and the District.  He was the President of the Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers  for 2016-17 and is the Club and District's Webmaster. He was also Co-Chair of the 2018 District Conference Committee.  Under his Presidency, the Club achieved the highest Rotary Honor - the Presidential Citation for 2016-17 - an honor shared with only 2 of the 43 Clubs in the District.

He was an International Civil Servant at UN Headquarters in New York for 30 years, retiring as Chief, UN Web Services in 2012. He is credited with many innovations at the UN, the foremost being creation of the multilingual UN Website in 1995.  He began his UN career as a broadcaster and has prepared and produced many programs for UN Radio and TV, including multi-part Radio series on Human Rights, Children and the Environment, and TV episodes on UN topics broadcast on CNN.  He has widely traveled to attend UN Conferences on the Middle-East, Population, Development, Information Technology, among others, and was Spokesperson for the UN General Assembly President. He received the prestigious "UN21" Award for exceptional service from 2 UN Secretaries-General - Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon.

He is a member of the Paul Harris Society and along with his wife, fellow Rotarian Bina Ahmad are Major Donors to the RI Foundation.. After 18 years raising their 2 sons in Scarsdale they now are residents of Yonkers.

Mahbub graduated with distinction with a Master's Degree in International Law & Organization from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in 1978.