Murad Ahmed

Murad Ahmed

Author

For the past decade, Murad Ahmed has worked at two of Britain’s most prestigious broadsheet newspapers. In 2006, he joined The Times as a graduate trainee in London. Two years later, he became its technology reporter, a perch from which he covered the rise of the internet giants of Silicon Valley, reporting on how social media changed the lives of billions.

He moved to the Financial Times in 2014 to become the paper’s first European Technology Correspondent. During his time covering the subject, he was the one of the foremost writers on technology in British journalism, winning Digital Writer of the year at the Online Media Awards in 2012, and Technology Journalist of the Year at the UK Tech Awards in 2015.

In 2016, he became the FT’s Leisure Correspondent, covering amongst other things, the world of sport. It was a posting made for a lifelong sports fanatic, allowing him to cover the Olympic Games, Wimbledon tennis championships and Europe’s greatest football teams. In 2018, he was shortlisted for sports feature writer of the year at the SJA sports journalism awards and sports journalist of the year at the British Press Awards, for a portfolio of long reads on the science and business of sport.

His debut book is a passion project, the culmination of a lifelong journey to understand decisions made by his forebears during the creation of Bangladesh. He lives with his wife in London.

Murad Ahmed @muradahmed

Funniest and most fun game of the season

Analysis in @FT: Hopes that the "Tiger effect" will put swing back into golf after Woods comeback victory at the Masters https://t.co/agUtb9QYlH

After decade of scandal and injuries, Tiger Woods achieves remarkable comeback win in the Masters https://t.co/khq8juwWZ3

Interview with Formula E Chairman Alejandro Agag: on the electric racing car series almost collapsing after just 3 races, its sponsor-centric business model and criticism from F1’s Chase Carey about its qualities as a sport - a special report in @FT: https://t.co/d76SOs92Bf

Has the Chinese state acquired control of Southampton FC? The Premier League has been asking questions and not been getting clear answers. Scoop w/ @muradahmed and @donweinland https://t.co/vQCTylocKx via @financialtimes

Exclusive in @FT: Premier League looks at whether the Chinese State has bought into Southampton FC, after owner Gao Jisheng ceded control of his Lander Sports investment vehicle: https://t.co/FgZYRpB4ko with @ArashMassoudi and @donweinland

Timely and important piece by @pilitaclark - https://t.co/8bV8W8xrM3

Scoop: Formula One owners close in on deal to keep British Grand Prix at Silverstone, after ambitious plans to relocate to cities including Cardiff and London fail to get off the grid - in @FT today: https://t.co/4MnQ3t6XUK

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct accuses Debenhams board of falsehoods, demand they take lie detector tests, and says regulators should suspend shares and launch an investigation into department store chain. Just how the Newcastle owner goes about a takeover https://t.co/ZTKzow392k

Tottenham Hotspur scores football’s biggest profit. A welcome financial boost as the club moves into - and seeks to pay for - its £1bn new stadium https://t.co/5a7tQY3poY in @FT

Blavatnik’s DAZN in talks to sell its Perform content business, including Opta, to Vista https://t.co/hOG8UHtIMJ via @financialtimes

BREAKING news: it’s official. The Financial Times has passed the milestone of 1m readers - one year ahead of schedule. Congratulations and thanks to my brilliant journalist colleagues #pink #champagne

Wimbledon serves up £30,000 increase in price of debentures, now costing £80,000 to get the best seats on Centre Court. But they have historically provided good returns for wealthy tennis fans and the All England Club - in @FT https://t.co/O01dTZ0JNS

Small-town football club makes FT 1000 table for second year - The great story of Eibar, teh club between mountains and monsters https://t.co/PZPDl9uEIo via @financialtimes #ItsLaLiga

Irish Police Investigating Conor McGregor for Sex Assault Accusation - The New York Times https://t.co/dBAWsg38CK

🚨 Personal news alert 🚨
After 3 years in Frankfurt and 3 years in Hong Kong, the @ft is sending me to San Francisco to cover @apple and US Tech.

Tips on living in the Bay Area welcome! Don't start the new gig until July. If you're interested in my current (amazing) gig, DM

ICYMI: Inside Uefa’s struggles to enforce Financial Fair Play.

Tangled up in legal battles with some of Europe's biggest clubs, from Man City to PSG, Uefa begins to contemplate changes to its FFP rules.

Analysis in @FT https://t.co/KjM7mnM107

The rise of Eibar: the small town Spanish club taking on La Liga's giants and winning, on and off the pitch: https://t.co/CrA79pEdwj - My piece on Eibar's place in the @FT's list of Europe's 1000 fastest growing companies

Inside Uefa’s struggle to enforce Financial Fair Play. The body is left to contemplate changes to FFP rules, amid legal battles with Europe’s biggest clubs like Manchester City and PSG. Analysis in today’s @FT https://t.co/KjM7mnM107

Scoop in @FT: Italy’s Serie A to explore holding league match in China, as part of a series of political and economic deals between the countries https://t.co/gY4qRa5vuE