GCC 100 Inspiring Leaders 2019

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Mohammed Qasim Al Ali

Mohammed Qasim Al Ali

Company:

National Bonds Corporation

Designation:

CEO

In this role, Al Ali spearheads the management of the company’s growing portfolio of products and services. He is also charged with conceptualising new and innovative savings and investment initiatives for the benefit of the community at large in the wider Arab region.

Al Ali is committed to inspiring the public to adopt regular savings habits for achieving financial security and improved quality of life. As part of this priority, he leads the organisation in hosting multi-pronged initiatives for various sections of the society to mobilise awareness on regular savings practices.

Al Ali’s intuitive and results-oriented strategy is based on a two-way communication with stakeholders that integrates the community’s feedback in the evolution of new products and services. This strategy has facilitated National Bonds to draw increased subscriber interest across the UAE and the GCC.

Al Ali has over 20 years of management experience in the airline and ground handling industry, and held senior management positions at the commercial divisions within the Emirates Group. He has earlier served as general manager for the UK and Ireland operations of Emirates airlines and as vice president of Customer Service and Operations at Dnata, the ground handling company at Dubai International Airport.

Al Ali holds a graduate degree in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and an IATA Diploma in Airline Management.

Al Ali, has been named ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Islamic Retail Banking Awards 2015.

Organised by Cambridge IF Analytica, a UK-based Islamic finance intelligence specialist, in conjunction with the Seventh World Islamic Retail Banking Conference, the awards recognised 25 leading corporates and individuals for their distinguished efforts in driving the growth of Islamic retail banking in different categories, which comprise over 70 percent of the global Islamic financial services industry today.