Ahmad Nassar serves as the President of NFL Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing business of the NFL Players Association. In that role, Ahmad oversees all operations of this $200MM in annual revenue company. He leads commercial negotiations with the NFL and key partners such as Electronic Arts, Nike, Fanatics, Uber, Panini, Topps, ESPN and others. In addition, Ahmad frequently works with the players associations from the MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS on business and legal issues of mutual importance. Ahmad co-founded and led the launch of Athlete Content & Entertainment (ACE Media), a start-up focused on delivering athlete lifestyle content across all media. Ahmad also co-founded the OneTeam Collective, a unique accelerator built in collaboration with Kleiner Perkins, Harvard, BlackRock, Intel, Madrona Ventures and others. Ahmad currently serves as Board Chairman of both ACE Media and the OneTeam Collective, and has previously served as a board member for the University of Michigan’s Sports Management Program and the American Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Division. He received Sports Business Journal’s prestigious Forty Under 40 award, along with the Leaders In Sport Leaders Under 40 recognition. Ahmad previously taught Sports Law at Georgetown University for several years. Ahmad is frequently quoted in the press and speaks at conferences and conventions nationwide.
Ahmad received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago School of Law, and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics and near eastern studies from the University of Michigan. Following law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Denise Page Hood, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to joining the NFLPA, Ahmad worked in the Washington, DC offices of law firms Latham and Watkins and Squire Patton Boggs. There he counseled clients in a variety of practice areas, including white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, antitrust and intellectual property issues, and a wide range of matters affecting labor unions.