Ali is an Associate Director at Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), a leading VC firm in the MENA region. Prior to that, Ali was an Assistant Manager in the Business Development Dept at Bahrain Development Bank (BDB). He has also worked as part of BDB's Rowad team, which provides a holistic program designed to support startups and SMEs in the country through various services, such as, coaching, mentoring, funding and incubation. Prior to BDB, Ali was an Analyst for Dun and Bradstreet. He completed his Bachelor's degree at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada in Entrepreneurship and Finance. During his time in university, he worked as a business developer for two startups. He was also a part of the administrative team in the university's own business incubator, the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ).
He is now married with a daughter. Outside of school, work and family, he has participated in numerous activities and projects, including radio shows, book clubs and youth camps.