Chief Technical Officer
Aly Khalifa is the Chief Technical Officer of McDonough Innovation and the COO of MBDC. These entities are built upon the pioneering thought-leadership of William McDonough, Time Magazine's "Hero for the Planet." The team at McDonough Innovation work with leading technologies and progressive brands to realize the latest advances in eco-effective solutions. Their work spans across creative scales: from corporate sustainability strategies to circular carbon metrics to innovative material development. Aly's team at MBDC works with clients to define products across supply chains and down to the molecule to assess their suitability to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®. This certification is recognized by Amazon as a top qualification for it's Climate Pledge Friendly program. Their clients include Ralph Lauren, Walmart, Unilever, SABIC, L'Oreal, Herman Miller and IFF. Prior to joining the McDonough companies, Aly led his own innovation consultancy for 27 years, working with top consumer brands to invent unique products and direct their manufacturing globally. His design collaborations have garnered more than 40 patents, been exhibited at the Louvre, and nominated for a Grammy. He is an Eisenhower Fellow and served as an Expert in Residence in Australia to mentor Impact Entrepreneurs. He has co-founded several positive impact companies including Oceanworks, a leading ocean plastic materials marketplace.