Syed Amir Ali is Chartered Accountant by profession from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) and completed chartered accountancy with distinction and secured gold medal from ICAP. He is also a Chartered Certified Accountant from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute of USA. Continuing his professional journey, he has also secured another gold medal in MBA (Management) from Hamdard University. Besides these professional qualifications, he is also a commerce and law graduate.
In 2002, he ventured into the professional world by joining the finance department of Pakistan Refinery Ltd., where he stayed for the next four years. Then, all of a sudden in 2006, driven by a strong passion for using his faculties for the promotion of Islamic Banking, he joined the corporate banking department of Meezan Bank Ltd., which was at that time a very small bank with just 30 branches. For the next 12 years, he remained associated with it, first as Executive Vice President (EVP) and then, as Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) and witnessed its phenomenal growth till the year 2018, when it was declared as the best bank of Pakistan. He then decided to offer his services to BankIslami to make the institution prosperous and its recognition in the market as a distinct Islamic Banking solution provider.