Dr. Ali Al-Hazmi has been the director of finance transformation at Saudi state-owned aviation management firm Matarat Holding Co. since 2022.
Matarat manages the operation of 27 airports in Saudi Arabia. In his role, Al-Hazmi manages and leads projects, and monitors economic development.
Over the course of his career, Al-Hazmi was a visiting economic lecturer at Umm Al-Qura University in 2021, where he guided talents on macroeconomic principles, theories, and models of economic development.
He is also a local and international media relations consultant and an economic writer and analyst.
In addition to that, he worked in Saudia airline as director of cash management and investment from 2020 to 2022, senior manager of loan management in 2019, manager of financial risk from 2016 to 2018, tax department manager in 2018, and a treasury supervisor from 2009 until 2015.
He also worked as a mathematics instructor at the Ministry of Education from 2004 until 2006.
He has been a member of the Saudi Economic Association since 2019, a member of the Association of Financial Professional since 2008, a member of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management since 2016, and a co-founder of Islamic Finance Classes at Virginia Commonwealth University in the US in 2009.
Al-Hazmi holds certifications including governance and risk compliance, honing your managerial talent, crisis management, leadership and decision making, conflict management and emerging leadership.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Jazan University, an English language diploma from Virginia Commonwealth University in the US and a diploma in Euromoney from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in the UK.
He also received a master's degree in business science with a concentration in finance from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Ph.D. in financial economics from Umm Al-Qura University.