Our People

Imran Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

Imran Ahmed is the founding CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate. He is a recognized authority on the social and psychological dynamics of social media, as well as what goes wrong in those spaces, such as trolling, identity-based hate, misinformation, conspiracy theories, modern extremism and fake news. He regularly features in the media as an expert in online malignant behaviour and how bad actors use digital spaces to harm others and benefit themselves. Imran is a trustee of the UK charity, Victim Support. He advises politicians in the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere on policy and legislation. Imran was raised in Manchester, England. He holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Imran lives in Washington DC, and tweets at @imi_ahmed

Imran Ahmed CEO CCDH

Ambassador: Rachel Riley

Board of Directors

The Center's boards support and scrutinise the work of the companies that comprise the Center, ensuring good governance, adherence to our values and the sustainable deployment of our resources.


The UK-registered Center for Countering Digital Hate Ltd's board members are:

  • Imran Ahmed

  • Tom Brookes

  • Simon Clark (Chair)

  • Damian Collins MP

  • ​Dr Siobhan McAndrew

  • Kirsty McNeill

  • Ayesha Saran


Our Funders

The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a not-for-profit non governmental organisation (NGO) that is funded by philanthropic trusts and members of the public. If you or your organisation wish to help fund our cause, please contact us.