Ali is from Shiraz, Iran. Prior to immigrating to Canada, he organized inbound tours for international visitors to Iran, opened and managed an educational institute specializing in various academic disciplines, and served as a business consultant. He also worked for the Iran Broadcasting Organization, producing, writing and hosting several regional and national TV series.
Since moving to PEI five years ago, Ali has become an entrepreneur and an active community member. He was the co-owner of Lady Saffron Persian Cuisine, which operated out of the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, and since 2012, he has worked as the event manager for the PEI Persian Community. He is also a City of Charlottetown Newcomer Ambassador, and a volunteer with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada.
Ali holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Yazd University in Yazd, Iran.