Mr. Mohamad Ali
SVP, Corporate Development and Strategy

Mohamad Ali is Senior Vice President for Corporate Development & Strategy at Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications. Mohamad is responsible for Avaya’s strategic partnerships, strategy, research labs and emerging products .

Before joining Avaya, Mohamad served as vice president and general manager at IBM, where he managed businesses in software, services, hardware systems and semiconductors. Mohamad also lead IBM's largest acquisitions, including Cognos Incorporated ($5.0B), FileNet Corporation ($1.6B) and Ascential Software ($1.1B). As IBM’s senior executive in the Massachusetts, he also provided leadership to IBM’s 5,000 employees in the state.

Before joining IBM, Mohamad was an executive at software startup Neural Applications Corporation and an engineer at Adobe Systems. He holds BS/BA and MSEE degrees from Stanford University.

Mohamad serves on the boards of Ember Corporation and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. He was named to Boston Business Journal’s 2008 “40 Under 40” list. Mohamad enjoys running, skiing and making weekend breakfasts.