Hiba Abdul-Rahman Al-Ali, Ph.D, is a Canadian senior innovation & strategy advisor. Member Market Research Society United Kingdom (continuing professional development scheme 1997, 98), European Society Opinion and Marketing Research (Netherlands), American Marketing Association.
Al-Ali, Hiba Abdul-Rahman is a seasoned innovation and strategic management professional with three decades of experience on both the client and consulting firm sides. Some of the Fortune 500 companies that she has worked with include, among others, JP Morgan, Unilever, Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Andrew Jergens Company.
Her engagements have ranged from acting as a senior advisor to CEOs and strategy consultant to leading businesses to overseeing the development and execution of corporate and product strategies, organizational transformation projects and new product development efforts as well as leading the building of effective innovation capabilities, practices and culture. In addition, Hiba has chaired, co-chaired and served on steering & management committees, councils and boards.
Hiba holds a PhD that focuses on innovation and strategy and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from McGill University. She is an alumnus of Columbia Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government ’s executive education programs.
“An innovator of the first order. With admiration”
- Linda A. Hill, Professor and Faculty Chair of the Leadership Initiative at the Harvard Business School, and recipient of Thinkers50’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Innovation for 2015.
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences, American University Beirut, Lebanon, 1983. Certified in Agricultural Engineering, American University Beirut, Lebanon, 1983. Certified in Computer Programming, Al-Khawarizmi College, Amman, Jordan, 1984.
Research assistant University Jordan, Amman, 1983-1984. Translator Arabic to English Embassy of Republic of China, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1986. Owner, director Hiba Al-Ali Commercial Establishment, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, since 1989.
Marketing research manager Savola Company, 1991-1994. Owner, director MARKETLINK, since 1994. Marketing consultant Medical and Pharmaceutical Services Company, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1988-1991.
Marketing research consultant Palo Alto Research Center (Gallop International), Jeddah, 1994, SYRA House, Jeddah, 1994.
Member Market Research Society United Kingdom (continuing professional development scheme 1997, 98), European Society Opinion and Marketing Research (Netherlands), American Marketing Association.
Tennis, reading, snorkeling in the red sea, piano.