Profile of Ahmed Ran

Ahmed Ran Business Development Manager
4 years experience 0 projects worked Somalia
$25.00 /hr $0 earned
Academic WritingBusiness PlanCover Letter WritingEnglishFinancial AnalysisFinancial PlanningMarket ResearchMarketingProject ManagementSales Writing

My name is Ahmed Ran and I am a Business Development Manager for an international consulting firm based in the Horn of Africa, as well as engaged in various private sector development engagements in Somalia. I have demonstrated business development experience in Somalia, UK, Italy, Uganda, and Kenya. I am highly skilled in designing business plans, proposals generating leads, financial modelling and planning, writing investment pitch decks, designing research methodologies, assessing strategies and business analytics, content creation, market research and SEO management. I believe that my experience with global and domestic clients will be highly suited to help your business grow.

My key skills achievements include:

  • Direct involvement and management of securing over $2.5m dollars of new business for a research consultancy firm based in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, which includes small to large-scale research projects for clients such as Adam Smith International, DFID, Oxfam, IPE Tripleline, Danish Refugee Council, UNICEF, amongst others.
  • Designing and executing the marketing, financial management and distribution for Kampala based agri-business for their line of beverages across Kampala. This also includes the exports of their line of products.
  • Acting as a Business Analyst, which included the management of sales across Europe for diesel generator manufacturer, Cummins Power Generation.
  • Managing the launch, designing investment pitch decks, and promoting Stacy Tech, a Facebook integrated chatbot solution for major conferences and events.

I possess a variety of skill-sets related to helping businesses grow and have personally designed pitch decks and presented for investment opportunities. I am very familiar with designing initial business plans, presentations and budgets for businesses in a variety of sectors and would be happy to provide further assistance to your business as required.

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Work Experiences

  • Business Development Lead

    Consilient Research

    November 2019 - Now

    Contracted to lead the establishment of the business development department at Consilient Research. This entails:

    • Building the internal systems to enable the pursuit and management of new business;

    • Hiring, training and managing team of officers for future handover of business development department;

    • Pursuing new business and managing contractual process of projects;

    • Developing research/evaluation methodologies, fieldwork plans, and budgets for large-scale research projects.

    • Lead the website design and branding of this new research entity in Somalia

  • Business Development Manager - Horn of Africa

    Forcier Consulting

    September 2017 - October 2019

    Key achievements at Forcier include the direct involvement and management of securing over $1.7m dollars of new business for Forcier in the Horn of Africa, which includes small to large-scale research projects for clients such as the Somalia Stability Fund (Adam Smith International), DFID, Oxfam, IPE Tripleline, Danish Refugee Council, UNICEF, amongst others. My role entailed:

    • Managing Horn of Africa business development department team and activities;
    • Developing research methodologies, fieldwork plans, and budgets for large-scale research initiatives;
    • Writing technical and financial proposals for our clients, which include UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations, and donor governments;
    • Leading communication and correspondence with our clients throughout negotiations and contracting;
    • Identify business partnership and expansion opportunities in the Horn of Africa.

  • Co-Founder & CMO

    Stacy Tech

    June 2016 - October 2016

    The European Innovation Academy is a three-week extreme-accelerator program for very early stage startups. In 2016, I took part in the European Innovation Academy in Turin, launching and pitching our personalized Facebook integrated chatbot assistant solution for big conferences and events.

  • Commercial Business Analyst – Greater European Region

    Cummins Power Generation

    July 2015 - July 2016

    My role as a Commercial Business Analyst within the Greater Europe diesel generator sales team entailed:

    • Supporting the Greater European sales managers in facilitating cross-regional sales, whilst tracking forecasts across our regional units;
    • Presenting quarterly updates to management;
    • Analyzing market opportunities and providing economic updates to regional managers;
    • Consolidating and creating financial documents for our territory managers;

  • Business Development Consultant

    Excel Hort Consulting

    June 2014 - August 2014

    Under this assignment, I supported the Kampala based agri-business, Excel Hort, with the marketing, financial management and distribution of their line of banana produced beverages.

    The key deliverables undertaken under this 3-month placement included:

    • Working alongside my Ugandan counterpart in designing a distribution plan across Kampala;
    • Identifying and visiting local distributors across Kampala to sell the range of plantain and banana-based products;
    • Designing and implementing marketing plan (digital and in-person);
    • Setting up financial documentations for their line of products;
    • Analyzed potential export opportunities and generated and contacted export leads across Africa and Europe


  • BSc (Hons) International Business - 1st Class Award

    Kingston University

    September 2013 - June 2017

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