Ahmen Alau Ali

Maldives National Association of Construction Industry


Mr. Alau Ali studied in several countries before completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Communication in Western Michigan University, USA.  

His 20 years of involvement in the fields of dynamic business development and adaptation includes several successful business entities with the main focus at Alia group of companies.

Mr. Ali is the Managing Director of Alia Investments Pvt Ltd (AIPL) and the Executive Director of Alia Construction Pvt Ltd (ACPL).  The two companies are the direct off-spring of Alia Group Pvt Ltd and most business operations of Alia are carried out under these two main umbrellas.

Fifty four years on, the companies still believe in valuing the encounters and relationships with the people behind each and every facet of their living and work environments. “Our founders, our staff, our customers, our suppliers, our partners, and critics, each and every one of them add meaning and value to what we offer at ALIA today.”

AlPL is one of the leading establishments that deal with hardware and building material supplies, all kinds of sawn timber, and is the sole distributor for a variety of Yamaha products in their 44 year relationship. The company also invests in various strategic business interests. 

ACPL, a pioneer in the construction industry, has always ranked among the leading firms in the industry.  The diverse range of projects includes world’s leading resorts, hospitals, sports centers, residential buildings, and commercial buildings.  The successful completion of iconic projects in the country was recognized by the government early on with the President’s Award for Excellence in the field of construction in the year 1980.  Alia Construction still remains as the only local construction company with ISO and OHSAS certification. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 in year 2014, and OHSAS 18001:2007 in the year 2017.

Mr. Ali is the Vice President and a founding member of the Maldives Association of Construction Industry (MACI) and is on the IFAWCA Executive Board.  He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Maldives Stock Exchange.