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Mohamad Ali
CEO, Carbonite
Born in:
Guyana

“Despite the many challenges we face as a country today, the American dream is alive and real,” Mohamad Ali said in 2017 at a naturalization ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Ali, who came to the U.S. from Ghana as a child, is the president and CEO of Carbonite, a publicly-held firm that provides data protection services. Since he joined the tech firm in 2014, Ali has been working to bring more women and minorities into the company.  "Our investors have responded very positively to our active approach to diversity and inclusion. I recently received a note from an investor who said, 'Previously I was a happy investor, now I am also a proud investor.'" Prior to joining Carbonite, Ali was chief strategy officer at Hewlett-Packard, president of Avaya Global Services and also held senior leadership roles at IBM. He serves on the boards of directors of City National Bank, Oxfam America, iRobot Corp and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Updated July 2018