Prior to MHV, Ali was an early employee and Head of Corporate Development at Circles.Life in Singapore. He built the team from the ground up, helping scale the Circles SaaS business globally to become one of Asia's fastest-growing unicorns (raising capital from marquee investors like Sequoia Capital, Warburg Pincus, Founders Fund, and Singapore Government).
He started his career at a leading MENA VC fund (Sawari Ventures) setting up one of MENA's largest tech startup accelerators (Flat6Labs). He moved to Asia in 2013 to work for a global tech MNC based out of Singapore and spent some time in Jakarta working for a boutique private equity firm.
Ali is originally from Egypt and graduated from Business School at Cairo University. He also earned his Master’s degree in SME Economics from the University of Bologna in Italy.