One of First Foundation's 3 inaugral Scholars, Ali excelled in Science and Mathematics at school. His skills and aptitude in these subjects opened the door for him to study Engineering at university.
Ali graduated from The University of Auckland in 2002 with a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Ali's positive Scholarship experience with Coco-Cola Amital paved the way for numerous subsequent First Foundation Scholars in partnership with this standout company.
Having worked in several roles, including Supply Chain Project Manager, for British American Tobacco, in Sydney for several years, in 2012 Ali began working as Production Manager for Givaudan, a global company in the fragrance and flavour industry. He is currently Operation Excellence Manager for Givaudan.