Mr. Ali Noor Ismail is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Co-operatives, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives. He was previously the Principal Secretary Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services (2013-2015) and Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (2018-2019). Prior to his appointment in 2013 he was the Deputy Managing Director, Business Support Services, National Bank of Kenya with responsibility for four business support divisions, a position he held from 2011 to 2013. Before that he was the Executive Director, Human Resource and Administration, General Manager Human Resource, and Chief Manager, Human Resource at the same Bank.
Mr. Ali Noor has also worked for the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KP&TC) from 1984 to 1995 where he rose to the position of Manager, Manpower Planning and Job Evaluation in the Personnel Department.
He has also served in various capacities in both the Private and Public Sector including: Board Member, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Trustee, National Bank Staff Pension Scheme, Chairman, Executive Council of Kenya Institute of Bankers, Member, Pangani Girls Parents and Teachers Association.
Mr. Ali Noor holds an Msc Degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Manchester, UK as well as B.A and LLB Degrees both from the University of Nairobi.