Ali is a serial healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO of Babylon, the revolutionary artificial intelligence and digital health company. Babylon’s mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on Earth.
By combining cutting-edge AI technology and the best available medical expertise, Babylon gives people 24/7 access to affordable, holistic health services. This includes video doctor consultations, health assessment, triage and health tools. The company is home to a large, passionate team of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers—all recruited from over 60 different countries. With over 4.5 million members and 170 global partners, Babylon is transforming the way we deliver healthcare across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Before Babylon, Ali created Circle, which became Europe's largest partnership of clinicians, with some £200m of revenue, 3,000 employees and a successful IPO. The Independent Healthcare Awards presented Ali with an Entrepreneurial Achievement award for establishing Circle. He was given the Royal Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year for founding his first business, V&G.
Ali was listed in The Times 100 people to watch. He was featured in the Maserati 100, a list that recognises game-changing entrepreneurs who are disrupting the world of business. Ali also won the CEO Award by Finance Monthly and ACQ5's UK Game Changer of the Year. He was formerly a UK Cabinet Office Ambassador for Mutuals and the Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Tech Forum. He has a PhD in Engineering Physics.
“Ali is a rare breed. He is a genuine entrepreneur. His restlessness for change, his enquiring mind, his passion for his product or service and his total belief make him the ultimate businessman of our age. If I was down to my last £5, I would give it to him. I know I would get it back tenfold and that the world would be in a better shape as a result of it.”
- Giles Gibbon, Founder and CEO, Good Business