Ali Solaksubasi

President, International Operations

Contact Info

Chicago
+1.312.984.2300

An industrial engineer by background, Ali undertakes every project with an operations-focused mentality, always in search of value-generating efficiencies. As Ghafari’s President of International Operations, he has applied a similar methodical approach in driving the firm’s global expansion. In this capacity, he oversees Ghafari’s international operations and plays a critical role in developing new geographic diversification strategies.

With over 20 years of executive leadership, project management, and industrial engineering experience, Ali has led a variety of large-scale, global projects across the aviation, manufacturing, and logistics industries. Specializing in operations design and financial analysis, he has developed functional environments, systems, and facilities for such clients as American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, FedEx, DHL, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, Qatar Airways, and Qantas. A leading expert on air cargo operations, he co-authored “Facility Planning Guide for Air Cargo, an Air Transport Association Publication”.

Ali holds a Master of Science in engineering management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Istanbul Technical University.