As part of the country leadership and commercial leadership teams for Canada, Ali is responsible for developing and executing the corporate communications and public relations strategy that aligns with the overall business strategy and goals of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. His responsibilities include overseeing media relations, community investment, corporate sponsorships and employee communications.
As a seasoned communications and public relations professional, Ali has over 15 years of experience across a number of industries including agriculture, consulting and technology, renewable energy, and luxury goods industries. He has a proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans at a national level, to a variety of audiences and via various platforms.
Prior to joining Corteva Agriscience™, Ali was the communication leader for DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection for Canada. Ali values education and is a student of life and profession, holding a Master of Science degree in analysis, design and management of information systems from the London School of Economics (LSE); and an MBA with specialization in marketing from Imperial College of Business Studies. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the ACT committee with CropLife Canada.
“There will always be new challenges in agriculture but we can’t shy away from them. As ambassadors of the industry, it’s critical that we always do the right thing while acting boldly and working for the betterment of Canadian farmers and agriculture. Our teams will always be transparent, reliable and accessible to external and internal stakeholders.”
Having lived in various parts of the world, Ali enjoys travel and mountain biking and is a big fan of hockey.