Ali is a seasoned TV executive with over 19 years of experience in broadcast business transformation and technology, He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as transformation, mergers, centralization, business processes and both technical strategy and operational oversight, with an abundance of international experience, Ali has a strong understanding of various content generation, distribution models throughout America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Currently, Ali operates as Director of Broadcast Operations & Creative services at Fadaat Media, Al Araby TV Network, which he joined late 2019; His responsibilities include IT, broadcast engineering, Broadcast IT, operations, information security & Creative services.
Ali has worked with multiple broadcasters ranging from small-scale startups to mid and large size broadcasters, offering technical and Operational services across an array of areas including Studio Operations, distribution, Teleport Operations, Newsroom Operations, system architecture, Media Operations and professional services.
Prior to joining Fadaat Media Group, Ali oversaw numerous large-scale transformations activities during his 12 years with Al Jazeera Media Network where he served as the Chief Transformation Architect for the network, where he held responsibility of Broadcast operations expansions for multiple channels averaging $100M per project, with his contribution, Al Jazeera technical operations transformed from a mid-size broadcaster to a leader in the industry where they managed to deliver with his team of SME’s the network locations in NY, DC, London, Beirut and the channels at the HQ in Doha.
Also, he served as the Vice Director of Technology & Operations at TRT Foreign language service where he managed both TRT World & TRT Arabi helping TRT Network moving into an international standards facility…
Lately he had been working with product developers and business partners on helping the media industry move forward towards cloud adoption, AI and IP, hoping to build the next generation of newsrooms.
In addition to his executive career, Ali serves on several advisory boards, and has received multiple regional and international awards.