Dr Osama Al Ali
Dr Osama Al Ali
Managing Director – Strategy and Executive Education
Dr. Osama Al-Ali was in at the beginning of the IT revolution before it was even known by that name. His early working life in the 1980’s was spent as a Business Systems Analyst and Head of Technology before embracing academia as Assistant Professor of Applied Sciences at Arabian Gulf University in his native Bahrain. In the mid 90’s he took his expertise – in computer applications and information systems – into the world of banking as Vice President and Gulf Business Technology Head of Citibank. The internet explosion at the turn of the millennium further increased demand for Dr. Al-Ali’s specialist knowledge of banking software and Intranet solutions. Since then he has provided a wide range of consultancy services to Governments, Corporations and Institutions, offering expert advice on Executive Management, Corporate Strategy & Performance, Business Development, Airports and Project Management and IT services. Dr. Al-Ali serves as a business adviser and coach to many businesses and CEOs across the Gulf region, and in addition trains on executive leadership, systems dynamics, and innovation using TRIZ. 5
Dr. Al-Ali earned his Bachelor and Masters of Science in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Post Doctorate in Systems Dynamics and Human Cognition from the Media Lab. He also completed the Executive Program at the IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.