Ashar Ahmed was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate degree at Purdue University, where he received a B.S. in accounting, and his law degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. By profession he is a lawyer and formerly worked as a CPA. He currently lives in San Ramon with his wife and two children.
Ashar has been involved with many charitable organizations, including ChildLife Foundation, which is revolutionizing pediatric emergency care in Pakistan. He also serves as a board member for San Ramon Valley Islamic Center.