Ali is an environment and development expert with over 30 years of experience in the public service of Kenya and has strong analytical skills and deep knowledge of the interlinkages between environment and development from both international and national perspectives. He has extensive experience in public policy development and implementation.

Ali has served as Principal Secretary in the Ministries of Environment and Special Programmes in the Office of the President of Kenya. He has been elected to many international positions including as President of the International Conference on Chemicals Management and Africa’s representative in the Standing Committee on (Climate) Finance, among others. He has vast experience in public policy development, administration and implementation, with rich experience in international cooperation issues and multilateral agreements. He is a specialist in international conventions and treaty negotiations; international project development and implementation; integrated resource management; coastal and marine environmental management.