Dr. Ali Al Shidhani

Group VP of Technology at ASYAD Group.

Dr. Ali Al Shidhani is the Group VP of Technology at ASYAD Group. His mandate is to develop and steer technology and innovation strategy for the organization.

Prior to joining ASYAD, Ali was Director of Research Centers and Director of ICT at The Research Council of Oman. During this time, he oversaw the development of Oman’s research centers and advanced the country’s national ICT and innovation agenda through a number of programs and initiatives. Before joining The Research Council of Oman, Ali was a visiting researcher at City, University of London,where he specialized in information security in future cities.


Ali started his career as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, where he taught, conducted research and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate projects.