Nazem Said Ahmad
Terror organization: Hezbollah;
Status: Hezbollah financier;
Roll: He has made deals for Hezbollah’s profits in estimated value of at least several hundred million of USD. He is also involved in blood diamonds smugglings. Some of it went directly to Hassan Nasrallah. He is I close relations with Hezbollah key figures and other financiers like Abdallah Safieddine and the Tabaja and Tajeddine families;
Location: mainly Lebanon;
Born: 05 January 1965;
Place of Birth: Sierra Leone;
Address: Mteferraa From Es Semrlnd, Beirut, Lebanon;
Known also as: Nazem Ali Ahmad; Nazem Saeed Ahmad; Nazim Ahmad; Nazim Sa’id Ahmad; Nizam Saed Ahmad; Nazem Said Ahmed; Nazem Saied Ahmed.
Ahmad, a diamond dealer, is a prominent Lebanon-based money launderer and significant Hizballah financier.
As of late 2016, Ahmad was considered a major Hizballah financial donor who laundered money through his companies for Hizballah and provided funds personally to Hizballah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
Ahmad was also involved in “blood diamond” smuggling and formerly ran businesses in Belgium that benefitted Hizballah.
He stores some of his personal funds in high-value art in a pre-emptive attempt to mitigate the effects of U.S. sanctions, and he opened an art gallery in Beirut, Lebanon as a front to launder money.
Ahmad also maintains ties to several Hizballah financiers and associates, as Kassim Tajideen and Mohammad Bazzi. In early 2019, Ahmad was involved in a bank loan with Adham Tabaja.
Ahmad is also close to Hizballah officials, Hassan Nasrallah and Hizballah’s representative to Iran, Abdallah Safi-al-Din.
Additionally, according to press reporting, Ahmad purchased a tract of land in Lebanon for $240 million.
A major investor in the transaction was a relative of the designated Ali Tajideen, a Hizballah fundraiser and former Hizballah commander.
The investor acquired the funds from conflict diamond and mineral dealers, and Treasury-designated Hizballah front companies.