Ali Shami Founder and CEO at FTD Global, Retired Boeing Sr. Manager

Ali Shami is Ed’s very special guest today. Ali is Founder and CEO at FTD Global, Retired Boeing Sr. Manager

This information is from Ali’s Linkdin profile:

Highly effective leader with a combination of technical and leadership attributes.

– Numerous awards from airline customers and team members
– Extensive experience in working with international customers and leading initiatives
– Boeing Field Service Representative in Luton, England during the summer of 2000 providing on-site assistance to easyJet, Monarch and Britannia airlines.
– Boeing Field Service Representative in Rome and Milan, Italy during the summer of 1997 providing on-site assistance to Alitalia, Air Europe Italy, and Lauda Air.
– Boeing Field Service Representative in Pusan, South Korea during the summer of 1996 providing on-site assistance to Korean Airlines.
– Among the top 100 Boeing managers who scored the highest on the 2009 employee survey results
– Received a cash award by the Option Management Team in Customer Engineering for displaying remarkable level of achievements and leadership attributes
– Recognized for team building and customer service skills
– Offered numerous cultural awareness seminars to Boeing organizations
– 2003 Diversity Excellence Award winner
– 2004 Global Diversity Change Agent Award
– Sponsor of a Customer Engineering Team -2010 Change Diversity Agent Award
– Chairperson of a Business Development Support Group Sales Team – 2011 Diversity Change Agent Award

Specialties: Public Speaking, Leadership Training, Technical Research Background, Dynamics Loads, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Customer Service, Operations, Customer Engineering, and Sales and Marketing.
-Produced the first audio material that introduces the Lebanese dialect which is spoken in the streets of Beirut. The Volume 1, 2, and 3 contained CDs and booklets and were sold in all continents.

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”
~Khalil Gibran