Ali holds a Diploma in Engineering Informatics from Nanyang Polytechnic. His previous work experience included work as a software engineer at the Sunderland Technologies Pte. Ltd., in Singapore, and the Singapore Civil Defense Force (2½ years). He also worked as a freelancer. At INSEAD, he works alongside Professor Philip PARKER, assisting him with his projects.
Ali joined INSEAD in 2003 as a Research Programmer, and he worked on both the INSEAD Abu Dhabi and Singapore campuses. He primarily performed database management/maintenance and date mining, but also wrote multi-lingual applications and generated web content. One of the major projects he has worked on, with Professor Phil PARKER, was the Call Centre Dashboard with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For further information on this research stream, see 2011 video from Phil PARKER on “Dashboard Introduction - Enhanced Prototype SMS BOT & Call Center.”
He is a native speaker of Tamil, and fluent in English.