Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani is the first President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), having held that position since 1975.
Dr. Ali was born in Almadinah Almunawarah, Saudi Arabia, in 1934, where he completed early education. He holds a B.A. degree in Commerce and a degree in Law from Cairo University, Egypt. He earned M.A. and PhD degrees, both in Public Administration, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, USA, respectively in 1962 and 1967.