Executive Vice President Human Resources, Emirates Airline Group, United Arab Emirates
Contribution to Organisation
2008
Emirates is the world-renowned international airline of the United Arab Emirates, based in the awe-inspiring city of Dubai. In operation since 1985, Emirates Airline Group specialises in offering a diverse array of state-of-the art airline services. Serving 100 destinations in 62 countries and six continents. 

Wholly owned by the government of Dubai, operating out of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, the airline has excelled through innovation and the boundless energy of its 30,000+ staff, as they pursue the highest standards of customer care & who strive to meet the diverse needs of a continually expanding clientele. 

Beginning his association with the airline in 1992 as Personnel Manager, Mr. Abdulaziz Al Ali has worked diligently to acquire his extensive skills and expertise in his field. Currently serving in the position of Executive Vice President - Human Resources since July 2003, prior to taking over this position, he was Director Human Resources since 2002 and Head of Human Resources since 2000. 

Working closely with of his HR direct subordinates, being a key facilitator in pulling all divisions of the airline together to work as one cohesive unit. Responsible for directing the overall company HR strategy to maintain a highly motivated work force both in the UAE and overseas stations ensuring that the corporate purpose and overall business objectives are achieved. 

Ensuring that corporate goal of nationalisation is achieved, with a focus on retention of UAE Nationals through relevant mechanics to reflect the needs of the Nationals. Oversee the overall Company Recruitment and Selection, testing strategies to ensure that an economical and fair policy is adapted for a stable and well motivated work force both in the UAE and overseas. 

He joined the company as Management Trainee in 1986 and subsequently moved to the position of Assistant to Company Secretary in 1988 and then Administration Services Manager in 1990. In 1991 he was appointed Recruitment Manager and 1992 Personnel Manager. 

Abdulaziz Al Ali graduated with a BA Honours degree in Mathematics from Colchester University in England in 1983 and earned a post graduate degree MSc in Mathematics (1986) from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.