CEO, Co-Founder & Chief Storyteller at Whatchado
Ali Mahlodji
CEO, Co-Founder & Chief Storyteller at Whatchado

Short bio:

Ali Mahlodji was born in Tehran in 1981. At the age of 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 ( His passion is to start new ventures and help people find their calling.

Academic backgroud:

  • • Dropped out of school and chose to learn it “the hard way”
  • • FH Technikum Wien, BSc in Engineering, Information-, Communicationsystems, -and services

Previous experience on stage:

  • • TEDx Graz
  • • TEDx San Francisco
  • • SAP, Microsoft, Philips, UNO New York, Xing, Siemens, ABB, Deloitte, etc.
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