Zulfi Ali

Partner, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Zulfi Ali is a Partner and serves as Zetland’s Chief Risk Officer. He joined the Firm in 2023 and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Zulfi has over 30 years of experience as a lender, investor and fund manager. He is responsible for all aspects of Risk Management and Operations across the Firm and the Funds. Prior to joining Zetland, Zulfi was Co-Head of Private Equity at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, where he led AIIB’s investments in funds across the region. He was previously a Senior Principal and Investment Committee member for the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund. Zulfi started his career at Citibank NA where he spent 12 years in Project Finance, Business Risk Review and as Risk Manager/Senior Credit Officer for Structured Products.

Zulfi holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a BA in Economics from Vassar College.

Living our Values

‘I have spent most of my career working in challenging environments, where little or nothing can be taken for granted. The only way to keep oneself above the fray is to adhere firmly to one’s values. Personal and professional integrity is critical, as is demonstrated excellence and a willingness to work hard for as long as it takes. I found these values held me in good stead through very difficult situations. Zetland’s adherence to these same values makes it a place I want to work at and strive to ensure the firm continues to meet the standards we set for ourselves – going above and beyond for our investors, our stakeholders and our co-workers.’