Brahm Ahmadi

Board Member | Founder and CEO of People's Community Market in Oakland

Brahm Ahmadi is a social entrepreneur working to build healthier and more equitable inner city communities by creating change to the food system. In 2003, he co-founded People’s Grocery, a nonprofit organization that has attracted national attention for its projects in food enterprise, urban agriculture and nutrition education that include the nation’s first Mobile Market—a traveling food store that sold healthy foods at affordable prices. In 2010, Brahm founded People’s Community Market to create a fresh food retail business model that fosters health and social interaction in low-income communities. He’s also piloting a model for catalyzing the general public to invest in mission-driven companies and local communities. Brahm holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California and an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School. He was a “Food and Community Fellow” at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (2011-2013). Brahm was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He now lives in Oakland, CA, with his wife and son.