Alia is a corporate lawyer qualified in the State of New York. Alia has as of recent, left private practice and completed an academic program with Stanford University focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is a co-founder of In.coming.
By way of background, Alia started her career with a top 2 white shoe law firm, where she spent three years in the London and Dubai offices focusing on corporate and debt capital market transactions. Following which, Alia joined a magic circle firm, focusing purely on mergers and acquisitions. During her time there, Alia was an active member of the Africa Practice and was the Pro Bono Representative for the office. Alia also led and created a collaboration between the firm and Ellevate, a global professional women’s network of 30,000 run by the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. Alia then moved to legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) and continued working on global corporate transactions.