Ali Aboutaam has been surrounded by ancient art all of his life. Born in the archaeologically rich country of Lebanon, with its abundant remains of the great Phoenician and Roman cultures, he was raised by parents who made their living in the antiquities trade.
While studying engineering in college, Ali improved his already keen eye for high quality works of art by building an impressive collection of Hellenistic coinage, which had been a private passion since his youth.
Following his graduation, Ali went to work for his father, and he now oversees the family business, Phoenix Ancient Art. Because his profession requires him to travel to major cities around the globe, Ali is able to indulge one of the great pleasures of his life, visiting the world's finest museums.
He and his wife make their home in Geneva, Switzerland.