Eyecare specialist Ahmed Sivardeen has been granted an honorary role as a business advisor at Coombe Girls’ School.
Ahmed, store director at Specsavers in New Malden, is taking up the role to support enterprising teens as they establish their own business.
The 46–year-old, who has two decades of business experience with the high street opticians, will provide pupils practical advice and support as they embark upon their first experiences in the business world.
A word from Ahmed
Ahmed, who is also in the final stages of a PhD in the study of multifocal contact lenses, said: ‘Our young people are the future of the business world, and I think time invested in helping nurture their talents is time well spent. As a long-standing member of the community, I’m thrilled to have been selected to work alongside the school in this new and exciting venture.’
Outside the testing room, father-of-three, Ahmed is also an ambassador for many charities, including roles as Chairperson of the British Sri Lankan Association and clinical advisor to Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust, Al- Ihsan Trust and the Sri Lankan Eye Donation Society.