Mr. Anthony Ali spent most of his working life in Canada where he worked in the areas of Operations, Sales, Marketing, Customer Allegiance and Strategic Planning for a number of Fortune 500 companies in Canada and the United States in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution and technology. Before joining Goddard Enterprises Ltd in 2013 as Managing Director, he worked with SM Jaleel (SMJ) in Trinidad - the largest soft drink manufacturer in the English speaking Caribbean - where he served as General Manager from 2010 – 2013. At SMJ he was responsible for the operations and growing the business as well as the company's market share over the three years in all categories of their business.
Upon graduating from the University of Toronto in 1988 with a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Chemistry, Mr. Ali worked as a Research Chemist at National Silicates - a manufacturer of sodium silicates and silicates derivatives - and subsequently as their Business Development Manager. He also completed a Post Graduate Degree in Executive Marketing from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and has completed several leadership and management programmes.
In 1993, he was selected from 6,000 employees from Abitibi-Price Inc. - a large manufacturer and seller of newsprint and groundwood specialties products to participate in a fellowship at McKinsey & Co. for two years where he worked on a number of projects - both financial and operational - for a variety of clients. During the fellowship, Mr. Ali focused on leadership and strategic engagement for the McKinsey clients.
After his fellowship, Mr. Ali went to work at Azerty Inc. the largest distributor in the US of IT consumables as Vice President of Logistics and Administration. During the four (4) years at Azerty, he was able to grow the company from $350 million to $1.2 billion before it was sold.
He later joined Thermo Fisher Scientific - the world's largest provider of scientific equipment - in 2005 as Global Director of Operations and Customer Allegiance where he remained for three years working with large pharmaceutical, automotive and manufacturing organisations. He then moved to Enerworks Inc. - a North American manufacturer of Solar Thermal systems - where he served as Global Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Allegiance.
Mr. Ali has served on several Boards in the Energy field, is the co-author of several publications and has four patents pending. He has an interest in all types of sporting activities.
Friday 12th Nov
Supply Chain and Business in Barbados and the Caribbean
With the onset of the pandemic, the global supply chain had seen disruption like never before. Anyone going to the supermarket has seen not only an increase in overall prices, but often a scarcity of goods on the shelves. But this is not limited to the retail and distribution sector only, but throughout the economy. Are there any opportunities for business from this global crisis?