Aliyu Mohammed Ali

Co-Founder & CEO of Ehfaaz

Aliyu Mohammed Ali- Member of the Business Council for Sustainability and Environment

Aliyu Mohammed Ali, the Co-Founder & CEO of Ehfaaz, stands as a visionary leader in the realm of environmental sustainability and circular economy solutions. As a distinguished member of the International Trade Council's Business Council on Sustainability and Environment, Aliyu brings unparalleled expertise and passion to the forefront of the industry.

Ehfaaz, under Aliyu's guidance, has emerged as a pioneer in the circular economy movement, specializing in innovative solutions for resource-intensive industries like consumer goods. Through the company's revolutionary closed-loop resource recovery system, Ehfaaz significantly reduces waste management costs and environmental impact while simultaneously generating new value from unwanted materials – compost and animal feed from food waste, and industrial cleaning products from discarded shampoos and lotions. Aliyu's commitment to circularity is reflected in Ehfaaz's mission to protect the environment and promote sustainable practices, encapsulated by the company's Arabic namesake, meaning "protection."

Aliyu's journey into the industry was fueled by a deep passion to be a force for good for the environment. With a keen understanding of the complexities of waste management and circular economy principles, Aliyu has spearheaded Ehfaaz's efforts to disrupt the sector with proprietary products and groundbreaking initiatives.

Throughout his career, Aliyu has amassed a remarkable track record of achievements, including diverting over 11 million kg of waste away from landfills and serving over 1560 businesses and communities. His contributions have been recognized on a global scale, with accolades such as being named one of the Visionaries under 40 at the P&G Alums in Madrid, as well as being invited to prestigious events like COP 27 and COP 28 to share his insights on combating climate change.

As the waste management and circular economy., and sustainability industries continue to evolve, Aliyu remains at the forefront of technological advancements and policy developments. His forward-thinking approach embraces innovations like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and advanced recycling technologies, ensuring Ehfaaz remains at the cutting edge of sustainability solutions.

Despite the challenges facing the industry, including infrastructure gaps, technological barriers, and shifting consumer behaviors, Aliyu remains undeterred in his pursuit of a more sustainable future. His advice to aspiring professionals emphasizes the importance of passion, multidisciplinary skills, mentorship, and collaboration in driving meaningful change.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Aliyu is a dedicated philanthropist, serving on the Board of Directors of the P&G Alumni Foundation. In his leisure time, he enjoys watching football, spending quality time with his young family, and plans to embark on writing a book within the next 12 months.

Aliyu Mohammed Ali stands as an inspirational figure in the waste management, circular economy, sustainability industries, leading the charge towards a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come. As a valued member of the International Trade Council's Business Council on Sustainability and Environment, his contributions continue to shape the landscape of environmental stewardship on a global scale.