Kamal Ahmed, born 1967, is the BBC’s Economics Editor.
He was the Business Editor of BBC News from March 2014 and was formerly the Political Editor of The Observer newspaper, Business Editor of The Sunday Telegraph newspaper and Director of Communications at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Ahmed worked on local newspapers in Scotland before joining Scotland on Sunday in 1993. He later moved to The Guardian and became executive news editor and Political Editor at the The Observer newspaper. After leaving the newspaper, he then became group Director of Communications at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, recruited by its then chairman Trevor Phillips.
In 2009, Ahmed was appointed Business Editor for The Sunday Telegraph, undertaking a course at the London Business School before replacing Mark Kleinman, who left for Sky News. In 2013 he became executive business editor, with a role across the Sunday and Daily Telegraph print editions.
On 20 December 2013, it was announced that Ahmed would replace Robert Peston as the Business Editor of BBC News, and on 24 March 2014 he assumed the post.
On 3 December 2015, it was announced that Ahmed would replace Robert Peston as the BBC Economics Editor after Peston’s departure to ITV.