Ali has a journalistic background that he has built as a Middle East Reporter with Bloomberg News and the UK Correspondent for Euronews, and through wide-ranging interviews including with Prime Ministers David Cameron and Romano Prodi, Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon, and celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Quaid and Audrey Tautou.
He has hosted award ceremonies and keynote-led debates and has interviewed industry leaders on stage. Some of the most notable events include Berlinale, MIPCOM and MIPTV (Europe’s largest content markets). Game Shakers (an exclusive Esports event), MIPIM (Europe’s most-prestigious real estate event), Le Web, and Content London.
A presenter with a penchant for affectionately dismantling taboos and tickling the intelligence of the viewers, as a writer of fiction, he explores themes of war, attraction, and politics; a creator of content that goes beyond the cliché and the cursory. With a mission to make the world a kinder, sillier, and equal place.
What the clients say:
Ali has hosted and moderated major keynotes and sessions for the world’s global content markets, MIPTV and MIPCOM, in the Grand Auditorium in Cannes for audiences of hundreds of media executives. He is an excellent host, he prepares extremely well, putting his guests totally at ease and the result is an intelligent conversation, weaving knowledge and humour together into a must-attend event. His strong social presence is a plus for any partners as well.
Lucy Smith, Conference Director MIPCOM & MIPTV, Reed Midem
See Ali's interview with Catherine Zeta-Jones...
And his summary of MIP in Cannes 2018