Ali Said Faqi (Somali: Cali Saiid Fakhi, Arabic: علي سعيد فقي) is a Somali scientist specializing in toxicology and a diplomat. A leading researcher in his field, he has numerous scientific papers and also authored a book entitled A Comprehensive Guide to Toxicology in Preclinical Drug Development. In 2013, he was appointed as the Somali Ambassador to Malaysia. In 2014, he became the Somali Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union.
Faqi has published over 60 peer reviewed scientific papers, predominantly on toxicology. He has also worked in several countries such as Germany and Italy, where he is still an adjunct professor at the University of Palermo.. Prior to his position as director of MPI's toxicology department, Ali Faqi was a senior scientist at IITRI in Chicago, Illinois and Allergan pharmaceuticals in Irvine, California.
Dr. Faqi is a full member of the Society of Toxicology and Teratology.
- D.V.M degree - Somali National University
- Diploma of Specialization in experimental Pharmacology - University of Milan
- Ph.D - University of Leipzig