PDG Abdul Ahad joined Rotary in 1977, and became President of Rotary Club of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 1993-94. He received the highest honour of Rotary known as Service Above Self’ in 1995-96. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor and a Major Donor.
At the District level, he held many important assignments including Conference Secretary, Conference Chairman, DG’s Special Aide and keynote speaker in District Conference, District Assembly and many other District Seminars.
At the International level he served as Aide to RI President Elect Rick King. He received RI Presidential Recognitions. He was selected as one of the best 10 (ten) District Governors all over the world by Rotary International President Rick King and received recognition at the Barcelona Rotary convention 2001-2002.
He was assigned by Rotary International in 2001-02 for extension of Rotary in Islamic Countries and in the same capacity he was sent to Maldives Island by RI.
Served as Rotary International Membership Zonal Coordinator (RIMZC) during 2002-03, District Trainer during 2006-07 and as the Council On Legislation (COL) representative for Bangladesh at the Rotary Headquarter, Chicago in 2010. He was assigned by Rotary International President Kallyan Banrjee to represent him as RIPR at Lee Summit 6040 District Conference, Kansas City.
He served as a speaker, a panelist and a resource person in many International and Zonal Institutes of Rotary International. In the same capacity he visited Bangkok, Manila (Philippine), Jakarta (Indonesia), Australia, Hong Kong, (Colombo) Sri Lanka and many important areas of India.
In professional life PDG Abdul Ahad is a Mechanical Engineer and received higher training abroad. He joined erstwhile Gandhara Industries Ltd., 1964 renamed as Pragoti Industries Ltd., and left a Managing Director in 1981. He is an active and life member in many organizations.
Wife of PDG Abdul Ahad is Rosy Ahad. She is the Charter Member of the first Inner Wheel Club formed in Bangladesh and became its Chairman in 2001-02 and National Representative 2004-05. Husband and wife, Abdul Ahad and Rosy Ahad becoming Rotary District Governor and Inner Wheel District Chairman respectively during the same year is a very rare achievement. Rosy Ahad is also a PHF and a Major Donor in Rotary. They have a son namely Riyadh Zabir, who is MBA in Marketing from London, UK. He is also a PHF. They have a daughter namely Anita Fairuz who is MBA in Finance and now doing her Masters in Australia. PDG Abdul Ahad and Rosy Ahad were married in 1971.