Askia Ahmad is a global IT director with Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc. In this role, Askia is responsible for creating and driving FHR’s digital business strategy while leading his team in delivering profitable business transformations leveraging technology solutions. He recently held a similar position with Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC spanning four years.
Previously, Askia worked as a consultant with Market-Based Management, LLC, which provides services to Koch Industries, Inc. and its affiliates. In this role, Askia helped Koch companies create value by applying the Market-Based Management® framework.
Askia began his career with Koch companies in 2005 at INVISTA, where he held roles in market analysis, commercial development and human resources. Prior to joining INVISTA, he worked for General Electric Capital Services as an information technology Six Sigma Black Belt.
Askia graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in information systems.
In addition to working with Koch, Askia participates in several local organizations in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas. His current community leadership roles include president of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s Alpha Nu Boule and immediate-past president of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s Wichita Alumni chapter. He also serves on the Greater Wichita YMCA Board of Directors and is a Board of Trustees member at Calvary Baptist Church. Askia’s prior board service includes several years on the Board of Trustees of Wichita Collegiate School and was previously the president of the school’s Alumni Association. He was also a founding member of the Young Leaders Impact Board of the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas.
Askia was recognized as one of Wichita Business Journal’s 40 under 40 honorees in 2012 for his leadership in the Wichita community. His leadership was further acknowledged in 2014 by The Community Voice presenting him their Corporate Standout award as well as in 2017 by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority presenting him with their Golden Eagle Service Award.