Board of Directors
Najam Ahmad – Director, Technical Operations, Facebook
Najam Ahmad is the Director of Technical Operations at Facebook, where he oversees Facebook's global network infrastructure for production, corporate, and messaging systems. Prior to Facebook, Najam was the General Manager of Global Networking Services at Microsoft. Najam was responsible for the overall architecture, design, implementation, and operations of Microsoft's global online network.
Najam has extensive knowledge of networking technologies and a proven record of architecting and implementing large-scale IP networks. Prior to joining Microsoft in September of 2004, Najam worked at MCI/UUNET as the Senior Manager of Global IP Network Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for the architecture and engineering of MCI’s global public IP backbone, its connectivity to the other IP networks (peering), and the design of IP access products.
Prior to joining UUNET, Najam worked for Netrix Corporation, a developer of switching and routing equipment. At Netrix, he worked on developing Frame Relay NNI standards and ensuring that Netrix switches conformed to the Frame Relay forum standards.
Najam holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Protocols and Computer Science from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology.