The future needs more inclusive business solutions that empower the underserved to generate socio-economic value for themselves and the society at large

Alia Ali

Alia joined Elevar in 2018 and works on strategy at Elevar. She believes that, “the future needs more inclusive and conscientious business solutions that empower and enable underserved people to generate socio-economic value for themselves, and for a more sustainable society”.

Alia has over seven years of experience in the development sector, ranging from education to public finance and skill development. Prior to joining Elevar, Alia worked at EkStep Foundation, where she was responsible for building the partner ecosystem for content on DIKSHA, a Government of India initiative to empower government school teachers with digital tools for teaching and learning. She was responsible for the state-level implementation and adoption of DIKSHA. Previously, at Ernst and Young, she worked with Self Help Groups and various state governments to improve their financial performance and business processes. Alia started her career in the Office of Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Skill Development working with various Central Ministries and states to develop their policy, budgets and action plan for creating employment through skilling of their youth.

Alia completed her Master of Science in Economics from University College London and BA Honours in Economics from Hans Raj College, Delhi University. In her free time, Alia enjoys painting, discovering new music, reading, and fixing things.