Usman Ahmed

Senior Director; Head, Global Public Policy and Research, PayPal

Usman Ahmed is the Head of Global Public Policy and Research at PayPal Inc. His work covers a variety of issues including financial services regulation, innovation, international trade, and entrepreneurship. Ahmed is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law School where he teaches courses on international law and policy issues related to the Internet as well as fintech law. His research has been published in the Cambridge Press World Trade Review, MIT Press Innovations Journal, and Boston University International Law Journal. His research has also been cited in articles appearing in the NY Times, USA Today, The Hill, and Detroit Free Press. He is a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. Ahmed earned his JD from University of Michigan, his MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and his BA from University of Maryland.

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