A strategic leader with extensive experience in corporate governance and commercial roles in a variety of business contexts such as start ups, rapid growth, fix-it and turnarounds. Focused on value creation to meet shareholder expectations. Breadth of experience, having worked in multiple industries including real estate, hospitality, investment and banking and having led corporate functional organizations such as Finance, HR, Legal, Business Excellence and Marketing and Communication.
Mr. Al Ali’s last position with First Abu Dhabi Bank was as the Deputy Group CEO and Group Chief Operating Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank. Prior to joining First Abu Dhabi Bank in 2017, Mr. Al Ali was the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, a global group with assets of USD 35 billion across 21 countries and interest in 14 economic sectors. Mr. Al Ali started his career at Dubai Municipality in 1987, before joining Citibank in 1989. At Citibank Mr. Al Ali quickly rose up the ranks and was appointed as UAE Head of Distribution, before his departure to join Dubai Holding in 2004.
Mr. Al Ali is the the Chairman of Dubai Financial Services Authority, SHUAA Capital PSC and Vice Chairman of WIO Bank . In addition, Mr. Al Ali is a Board member of Abu Dhabi Development Holding (ADQ), Commercial International Bank Egypt and Member of the Securities & Exchanges Higher Committee, Govt of Dubai.
He holds BSc (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California; Certificate in Finance, American University of Sharjah.