Sami Mohamed Ali joined the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Bahrain in 2018. An industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the telecom and Internet industries, he was part of a project to complete the legal processes for the launch of .bh and IDN ccTLD .البحرين for Bahrain, including seeking the IANA delegation and changing the setup of .bh from a single registrar to multi-registrar registry, developing operation policies, and the technical transformation from the legacy system to the new registry platform. Sami was elected to the APTLD Board of Directors as Treasurer in February 2024.