Designation: Entrepreneur and Industrialist
After receiving a degree in mechanical engineering from India’s Nagpur University, Syed Taher Ali began his career working as a graduate for Voltas Ltd, one of India’s leading multinational companies.
Soon after, though, Ali decided to follow the entrepreneurial route by launching an electrical panel-building workshop in Mumbai, which developed humidifiers and other industrial products.
In 2000, he began a project to construct a widely praised Dubai pharmaceutical factory, and soon began manufacturing power and distribution transformers, including the highest rated (230kV/63MVA) transformer in the entire Middle East.
He then diversified by starting a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contracting company that worked on a number of high-profile projects, including the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, which became an instant landmark in the city.
More recently, Ali founded a silico composite insulator manufacturing factory in China, and has also established a number of schools and funds to help youngsters in India pursue secondary and tertiary education.