DISYS CEO Mahfuz Ahmed Honored as a 2017 Henry Crown Fellow
March 7, 2017
McLEAN, VA — Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) proudly announces its founder and CEO Mahfuz Ahmed has been named to the Aspen Institute’s 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows.
“We are especially delighted with this year’s class of Henry Crown Fellows, the 21st since the Fellowship was founded,” said Peter Reiling, executive director of the program. “For society, they represent a potent force of talent, ready to focus their energies on some of the greatest challenges of our times.”
Henry Crown Fellows spend four weeks over the course of two years in structured retreats – exploring leadership, core values, their vision for a “Good Society” and their desired legacies. But the Fellowship is not just about reflection. It is also about action: Each Fellow launches a new Venture that will stretch them and have a positive impact on their communities, their country, or the world.
Fellows are chosen through a program at The Aspen Institute in Washington, DC – an education and policy studies organization whose mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.
“I am looking forward to the experience and knowledge this program will produce,” Mr. Ahmed remarked. “The group of professionals in this year’s class showcases a wide range of expertise and experience. I know we will all develop stronger leadership characteristics because of it.”
At DISYS, Mr. Ahmed has proven his forward-thinking leadership through a variety of game-changing endeavors. Recently his efforts in molding a new mission, new vision and new core values policy for DISYS and a host of other strategic changes landed him on the Staffing Industry Analyst list of Top 100 Influencers.
Also, Mr. Ahmed gave the company’s Global Vice President of HR, Laura Smith, the freedom to expand upon important employee programs like, parental leave, culture transformation, job satisfaction and powerful hiring practices.
“Executives are facing more challenges and sensitivities than any other time in history,” Ahmed said. “Understanding how to develop the winds of change to have a positive impact on the business and on employees is crucial to successful leadership. And I am looking forward to applying some of these lessons learned to my time as a Crown Fellow.”
About Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS)
Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a global managed services and staffing firm with 33 offices worldwide specializing in Managed Staffing Services, Agile Services Application Development Services, Business Intelligence Services, Cloud Enablement Services and Enterprise Resource Planning. DISYS’ vision is to be a global business partner, delivering the highest quality and most consistent services at the best value to clients worldwide. For more information about DISYS, visit https://www.disys.com.
The Henry Crown Fellowship Program was established in 1997 to honor the life and career of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990) and was initially funded by the Henry and Gladys Crown Charitable Trust Fund. The Fellowship is the flagship program within the Aspen Global Leadership Network. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/crown.
The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is a growing, worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector — currently, more than 2,400 Fellows from 53 countries — who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. All share the common experience of participating in the Henry Crown Fellowship or one of the 17 Aspen Institute leadership initiatives it has inspired in the United States, Africa, Central America, India, the Middle East and China. For more information, visit http://agln.aspeninstitute.org/home.
About The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.