Komal Ahmed is a passionate advocate for the credit union movement and its core principle of "People Helping People”. He has over 21 years of experience in Financial Services, his career has spanned various financial services sectors, including Consumer Finance, Community and Business Banking, and Credit Union Lending. He ultimately discovered that his passion aligned best with the credit union industry and has been an essential member of the Kinecta Leadership team for the last 8 years. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing Strategic Alliances, SEG’s, Business Development and Engagement as the Director of Strategic Alliances and Engagement at Kinecta FCU, the nation’s 35th largest credit union. Komal is an active member of the Credit Union National Association's Marketing & Business Development Council and serves on the conference committee. Komal attended California State University Fullerton, where he studied Business Administration and Management. He is currently pursuing a CCUE designation from CUNA Management School at the University of Wisconsin and is expected to graduate in 2024. Komal has also attained the Credit Union Certified Business Development Professional (CUBDP) designation from CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification School.