Farhan Ahmed completed his graduation in economics from Delhi University and post graduation in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia University. Prior to joining ISB, he worked at India Infrastructure Publishing, New Delhi for eight years. There, he led the urban infrastructure research team. He also led various customised and syndicated research projects. Mining, oil and gas, infrastructure finance, ICT infrastructure and e-governance were his other focus areas. He was responsible for publishing Smart Utilities magazine, a quarterly publication. He also contributed in Indian Infrastructure magazine regularly. His hobbies include playing cricket, swimming and trekking.