Mr.Ali has been with the Prestige Group since the inception of its Mall Business and has over 20 years of experience in Shopping Centre development and management. Today as Chief Executive Officer, leading the Retail Division, he was pivotal in launching the very first organized and functional mall of the country in 2004 – The Forum Koramangala – a mall that redefined shopping - with a state of the art 9 screen multiplex, best of fashion brands and anchors, a 12 kitchen and 700-seater food court and so on.
His experience and expertise predominantly span over Shopping Centre development, Leasing, Mall Operations and Mall Management. Ali has also been instrumental in leasing and opening all the 10 shopping centres developed by Prestige Group. He has leased more than 4.5 million sft of GLA with 1500+ stores and has another 7 malls in the pipeline, which will have 2000+ stores and 6.5 Mn sft of GLA in tier-1 cities. During his tenure he has also worked closely with CapitaLand Singapore who had formed a JV with Prestige Group to develop and operate 5 malls. He has also been an active member of Retailers Association of India and Shopping Centre Association of India has played a key role in shaping the landscape of the retail industry in various forms.