MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEUTRAL FUELS DUBAI
A strong entrepreneurial streak combined with manufacturing experience makes Ali the perfect fit for Neutral Fuels.
His first business experience was working in his family’s textile business in Nigeria where he naturally took control of purchasing and sales. Remaining in Nigeria, he went on to industrial manufacturing with Amafco Enterprises where, amongst other responsibilities, he set quality control standards. He then started his first business, Al-Nour Catering & Restaurant Management, which gave him logistics experience and strengthened his financial management abilities. Coupled with his manufacturing experience, this informs his ability to integrate seamlessly into the McDonald’s supply chain today.
Ali then founded F&J Distributors which held both Nestle and McVities distribution licenses in Nigeria, valuable experience in working with large international clients. He moved to the UAE as Operations Manager for the exclusive distributor of Nowet International, introducing the concept of waterless cleaning into the Middle East, giving him further experience of operational logistics and negotiation, and adding franchisee management to his portfolio.
Ali has a B.Sc. in Business Studies (Marketing and Management) from the Lebanese American University (formerly Beirut University College). He is fluent in English, Arabic and Hausa.