Ali Mahlodji was born in Tehran in 1981. When he was two, his family fled to Austria. Ali dropped out of school at the age of 18, but finished university years later with a degree in IT.
Today he is in his mid-thirties, looking back on a succession of more than 40 jobs – from being a construction worker to pharmacist’s assistant to management consultant. He is a multiple award winning co-founder of an internationally acclaimed start up called WHATCHADO. It is an online video platform, which functions as a “manual” for life stories and jobs. Everyone can tell their personal life stories in video interviews: who they are, what they do and how they became what they are today. WATCHADO works together with more than 300 international organisations and employs people from 10 different nations.
In his daily work, Ali also consults executives on leadership. He furthermore lectures at universities. His passion is to start new ventures and help people find their calling. In 2013, the European Union appointed Ali Youth Ambassador for life. In 2015 he was awarded European Ambassador for the New Narrative. He has been commissioned HR Excellence Award Winner, European Digital Communication Award Winner, UN World Summit Award Winner, XING New Work Award Winner 2017.
Ali Mahlodji has also been asked to be Advisor for the ‘Aware and Active’ programme by Erasmus+ in 2017. In June this year he has been thanked for his continuing work and input in the fields of Education at the European Parliament