Speaker Profile

Ali Matar

Ali Matar, Head of LinkedIn MENA and EMEA Emerging Markets
Based in Dubai, LinkedIn MENA’s headquarters, Ali is responsible for managing LinkedIn’s business in venture markets (South Europe, Nordics, European Emerging Markets, Middle East, Africa) and boosting the brand’s presence across the region.
Ali has more than twenty years of leadership experience. Since joining LinkedIn in October 2012 as the first employee in the MENA region, he built the LinkedIn MENA team and worked with them to grow and diversify LinkedIn’s members and corporate clients in the region. Three years into his tenure at LinkedIn, Ali was recognized as one of the top 100 regional leaders of multinational companies in the Middle East by Forbes. 
Prior to moving to LinkedIn, Ali held different senior regional roles in international software companies such as SAP and Oracle.
Ali is a civil engineer by education. He holds the Global Executive MBA from INSEAD and is passionate about lifelong learning.