Ivan Bravo

Ali Salem Afifa

Deputy Director General

Ali Salem Afifa is Deputy Director General at Aspire Academy. One of the original and founding members of the Academy’s Management Group, Afifa continues to be an integral part of the institution. He leads a multidisciplinary team in charge of corporate functions in Finance, HR, and Operations.

Prior to joining Aspire, Afifa held various positions at the Qatar Football Association (QFA), including the post of General Secretary of the Technical Committee. He also serves as the Vice President of Al Rayyan Football Club, one of Qatar’s most successful professional football clubs.

Ali Salem Afifa’s dedication to football in Qatar is well-known and he continues to represent Qatar at several AFC (Asian Football Confederation) events. Prior to joining QFA, Afifa was Production Manager at Qatar Petroleum, Dukhan plant.

Afifa graduated from Manchester University, UK as a chemical engineer.