As Chief Financial Officer, Arielle Ali is responsible for guiding and overseeing ITHAKA’s financial planning activities and reporting, in collaboration with senior leadership, department heads, external partners, and ITHAKA’s Board of Trustees. Her role encompasses managing ITHAKA’s short-term financial stability while fostering long-term financial and strategic success, including promoting sustainable growth in alignment with the organization’s mission.
Before joining ITHAKA, Arielle gained invaluable experience working with various organizations, where she was instrumental in refining financial processes and enhancing financial performance. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Corporate Finance at Paramount, where her role included leading a transformational working capital initiative. Arielle’s background also includes financial leadership roles at notable companies such as Cognizant, Scholastic, and Bertelsmann.
Arielle holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Queens College and is a certified public accountant (CPA). Committed to continuous learning, in 2021 she completed a seven-month custom executive leadership program at Harvard.
Outside of her professional life, Arielle is an avid hiker, reader, and yoga enthusiast. She cherishes spending quality time with her family and two children, finding a balance between her dedication to her career and her personal life.