Ali Aboutaam is the co-founder of Phoenix Ancient Art with his brother, Hicham. He received an engineering degree at the Jesuit University of Beirut before joining the antiquities business with their father, Sleiman. He was raised around the business and Sleiman often showed him catalogues of ancient coins when he was a kid to quiz him about Greek Rulers and Roman Emperors. Much like his father, Ali’s first love was coins. Naturally, this passion extended to the other works surrounding him, such as sculptures, vases, and bronze figures. Ali spends the majority of his time at the Geneva galleries and enjoys working closely with both established and new collectors.