PH International

Board of Directors

Ali Jalili

Ali Jalili joined the PH Board in 2021. Ali spent his entire career in furtherance of international peace and understanding on behalf of the United States and served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1997 - 2020. His Foreign Service career included 4 years in Russia and 3 in the Middle East, as well as 6 years directly managing U.S. foreign assistance projects in Southeast Asia and in the West Bank. Prior to joining the State Department, Ali counseled U.S. small businesses on export opportunities as an International Trade Specialist with the Department of Commerce. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Ali developed and taught the environmental education curriculum in several elementary schools on the island of St. Kitts in Caribbean. Ali has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University. He speaks proficient Spanish and has experience in Russian, Thai, and Farsi.