After completing his Bachelor of Science business graduate degree (BSc) from Brunel University in the UK, he proceeded to further his education with a double Masters degree.
The first was a Master of Science from University of Hertfordshire, UK in Global Business followed by Master of Science from Novancia Business School, France in International Business Development & Consulting.
In 2016, Ali returned to Pakistan and joined the family business of Martin Dow Group of Companies. He went through a structured orientation program covering Marketing, Finance, Business Development, HR & Regulatory affairs. In 2017, he took on the mantle of Business Development “lead” and launched 8 new products for the Group by mid-2018.
Over the past years at Martin Dow Group, Ali has been trained and groomed by his father and past Founding Chairman M. Jawed Akhai and has played his part in the leadership team that successfully acquired the majority shareholding of Merck (Pvt) Ltd in 2016.