Haris Ahmed

Founder and CEO, Pragmatium Consulting Group, Inc.

Haris Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of Pragmatium Consulting Group, Inc., a premier management consulting firm that advises companies on strategy clarification, organization design, transformational change, performance improvement, and leadership challenges. He has more than 25 years of experience as a management consultant and organizational change expert. Haris has evaluated and redesigned performance management programs for several companies over his career. He is a seasoned facilitator and has designed and led numerous strategy workshops and leadership off sites. He is an invited speaker to client and industry events and is known for his warm, yet strong, engaging, and thought-provoking style.

Haris has long-standing advisory relationships with several CEOs and business leaders across different industries and geographies. In addition, he has successfully delivered on a variety of strategic, organizational, and leadership challenges for global companies at different points in their evolution journey.

Haris also serves as an Adjunct Consulting Executive (ACE) with AlixPartners, LLP. Prior to establishing Pragmatium in 2009, Haris was a Principal with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, consulting with C-level leaders on strategic change and leadership effectiveness. Before Oliver Wyman Delta, he was a Senior Consultant with Aon Hewitt. He has also worked as a Consultant for Willis Towers Watson in their Organization Effectiveness practice and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Management Consulting practice.

Haris’ clients have included: Allstate Corporation, Astellas, Booz Allen Hamilton, City Colleges of Chicago, City of Chicago, Independence Blue Cross, Internal Revenue Service, Hellman & Friedman, Inland Real Estate Group, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Lang LaSalle, KeyCorp, Mason Wells, MGM International, Motorola, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Schneider Electric, United Airlines, and Unilever.

Haris is the President of OPEN Chicago, an entrepreneurial and leadership development not-for-profit. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Notre Dame on the topics of change and leadership.

Haris has an MBA (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame with a focus on strategy and leadership and a BA in economics and politics from NYU. He has completed advanced leadership certifications including: Executive Integral Leadership (EIL) and Vital Leadership Advantage (VLA).