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Management Profile

Managing Director of Alia


Alau Ali

After graduating with Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Communication from Western Michigan University, USA; Mr. Alau, joined ALIA in 1999. He was appointed as the Managing Director of Alia Investments Pvt Ltd (AIPL) in 2006 and also serves as the Executive Director of Alia Construction Pvt Ltd (ACPL).

Mr. Alau has over 25 years of industry experience, spanning across various successful business entities. He showcases a pro-active, dynamic and result driven approach in every endeavor he ventures into.

Sixty years on, the second-generation leadership remains steadfast on the foundations and culture of the organization in valuing the relationships; going beyond the work environments. Mr. Alau has said that “Our founder, our staff, our customers, our suppliers, our partners, our competitors and critics, each and every one of them add meaning and value to what we offer at ALIA today.”

While spearheading the legacy of ALIA together with his brother Mr. Atho, Mr. Alau also has held various pivotal other leadership roles including Vice President and a founding member of the Maldives National Association of Construction Industry (MNACI), board member of Business Council under Minister of Economic Development & Trade, Executive Board member of IFAWCA and Independent Director of Amana Takaful. He also serves as the Chairman of Maldives Stock Exchange.

Mr. Alau’s contribution to the national development is noteworthy as he actively engages and contributes in various policy discussions in shaping multiple industries he serves in. The harmony he has nurtured in multi-generational employments across several business ventures is testament to his contemporary leadership style and track record of strong business relationships. He is a leader who believes in people and leads for the people.