Ali Mohammed Magashi is a graduate of Aeronautical Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, a licensed Avionics Engineer, Flight Engineer, and a former Instructor and National Examiner on the Boeing-727 aircraft. After a meritorious career in Aviation spanning over a decade with over 5,500 flight engineer hours on the Boeing-727 aircraft, he ventured into Mortgage Banking in 2003 after his MBA as MD/CEO of Jigawa Savings and Loans Ltd, and attended many executive programs in Strategic Finance, International Housing Finance and Marketing at the Harvard Business School, Wharton School, and Fannie Mae Institute, all in the United States.
Ali successfully turned around Jigawa Savings and Loans Ltd from June 2003 to June 2007, from a moribund and obscure outfit, into a national household name in Mortgage Banking. He held the position of Deputy President of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN), and created the largest single pool of perfected NHF mortgages ever in Nigeria. He was in many State and Federal Government Committees on Land Reforms and Housing Finance, and he attended various local and international courses, seminars and workshops on Real Estate, Housing Finance, Islamic Real Estate Finance, Leadership and Marketing.
He was a consultant to the World Bank/IFC on Land Reforms, Housing Finance, Urban Renewal and Doing Business in Nigeria, and is widely travelled across all continents.
Ali was appointed national coordinator for the Nigeria Vision 20:2020 National Technical Working Group on Housing, and later selected to serve on the 27 man Central Working Committee that produced the final blue print of the Vision 20:2020 document for Nigeria.
He is currently the Chairman, Board of Directors of Aso Savings and Loans Plc, Chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation and Chairman, Board of Directors of Countrywide Housing Company Ltd.
Ali is the newly appointed Nigeria Ambassador to South Korea .He reads and writes English, French and Hausa fluently.