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Abdulqader Obaid Ali

Chief Executive Officer of Smartworld

Abdulqader Obaid Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Arizona State University, USA and a Master of Science in Technology Management from the Stirling University, UK. He also holds certification from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland. Additionally, he is a certified fraud examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.

Ali is the president of the UAE Internal Audit Association and a board member of the Al Noor Centre for children with special needs. In his career, he has been the Founder and Chair of Ideas Arabia and has completed a tenure as the Chairman of Dubai Quality Group.

He is the winner of the prestigious Kano Medal Excellence Catalyst for the year 2011. Obaid Ali is also one of the few worldwide recipients of the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL). Adding to his collection of merits, he is also the first UAE national recipient of the prestigious Wilfred Theiler Award.