Scion of a highly respected family of Lahore, Punjab, Ali Syed's ancestry can be traced to Pirkot in the district of Jhang. Born on 2nd December 1956, Ali did his Masters in Economics from the Government College Lahore and then went on to receive Masters Degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Ali started his illustrious career in Marketing and Finance from U.S.A. and worked with some of the best-known companies such as The Time Life U.S.A., General Development Corporation and Tandy Corporation. Back home, he founded and managed successfully Amil (Pvt.) Ltd and Simzain International.
He is presently heading Alltrac (Pvt.) Ltd as Chief Executive Officer and CEO of a solar energy company namely IDC (Pvt.) Ltd. He is currently on the Board of National Bank of Pakistan and has remained on the Board of Directors of many companies including Pak Arab Refinery (PARCO), Port Qasim Authority (PQA) and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC). He has made significant contributions as a director in important committees viz Audit & Finance, Human Resource Committee, Strategy and Risk-Management along with Technical and Projects Evaluation Committee.
Ali Syed is widely travelled and specializes in successful negotiating skills. Ali is happily married with two children.