Ali Sharifi
Managing Director, KDS

Ali focuses on energy transition, conventional & renewables energy, and industrial software & digital transformation solutions. Ali serves on the boards of a few private tech companies.

Ali has about 20 years of experience across multiple geographies. He previously worked in the investment team of Kenda Capital, manager of Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1, an energy venture capital firm investing in step-change energy technologies. Prior to Kenda, Ali worked as an Engagement Manager for the global energy and chemicals practice of Arthur D. Little focusing on business strategy and operation optimisation projects in the U.S., Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. He also worked for Exxon Mobil Gas & Power Marketing, Grant Prideco, and Schlumberger Oilfield Services in market analysis, technical sales, and engineering optimisation roles based in the U.S., Oman, and Malaysia.

Ali holds an MBA focusing on strategy and finance from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley.