Aly Ramji

Board Advisor

Aly Ramji is a Director at Mediapix Ltd., a media house in East Africa, where he is the Managing Editor of “The Exchange”(, a finance and investment publication focused on Africa. Other publications that fall under his auspices include PesaTu a financial inclusion paper, an African travel site known as See Africa Today ( and an African sports site Sports Leo (
He is also a Director at SanaCorp a family-based East African investment firm with holdings in rural energy development, agri-processing and the oil and gas services arena. He is associated with OCI Groups ( a boutique Investment Bank / Corporate Finance House in Toronto, Canada, where he provides analysis on ethical investments in mining, infrastructure and alternative energies through an African lens.

From 2009 to 2012, Aly extensively worked as a Subject Matter Expert to the United States Department of Army – Human Terrain program, providing relevant socio-cultural and economic knowledge training particularly designed for military staff decision-making processes to US Army commanders in Iraq. He has also worked for UNESCO, UNDP, UN OIOS, and the African Union. He regularly provides services to the Communications Department of the Aga Khan Development Network, and previous clients of his include the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, the East African Community, the Central Bank of Tanzania, and the US Department of Commerce, to name a few.

He holds an MA in International Affairs (Syracuse University – Maxwell School) and MSc in Public Relations (Syracuse University – Newhouse School), BA in Economics, Finance (University of Waterloo, Canada), and has undergone Leadership Development at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Committed to promoting accessible learning, Aly is a valuable contributor to EZsmarts presence in the Middle East and Africa region, as well as international organizations.