Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has appointed four new managers in key departments of the company, which underlines the company’s belief of promoting from within and cultivating the next generation of leaders.

The new managers are: Nezar Hameed Ali as Manager Operation Support Services (OSS); Hussain Al-Malali as Manager Customer Technical Support (CTS); Mohd A. Rahim Zainal as Manager Reduction Line 5 and Khalid Ahmed Shareef as Manager Reduction Maintenance & Services.

On announcing the appointment of the new managers, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray said: “As a priority, Alba always looks to promote from within the company. Alba believes in developing talented nationals by providing them with the necessary training and education which will translate into a successful, strategic leadership model for the Company. The new managers have extensive expertise in the respective fields and bring a business mind-set through their MBA training; I am confident that they will bring continued success to Alba.”

Nezar Hameed Ali began his career with Alba in 1997 as a Senior Operator in Casthouse and has worked in departments including Reduction Lines and Safety Health & Environment (SHE). Nezar holds a BE Mechanical from University of Teesside, UK and is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems. He is currently pursuing his MBA from ESSEC through the French Arabian Business School, Bahrain.

Hussain Al-Malali joined Alba in 1998 as a Supervisor in Carbon Operations and served in departments such as Carbon Process Control, Carbon Operations and Customer Technical Support. Hussain has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA, an Associate Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Bahrain and an MBA from The College of William and Mary, USA.

Mohamed A. Rahim Zainal joined Alba in 1991 as a Reduction Potline Operator and was tasked in process control and Reduction relining & pot repair. In 2013, Mohamed was selected by Alba to undergo the TDP to take up a senior position in operations. He has a BSc in Information technology and computing from UK Open University incorporating with Arab Open University in Bahrain as well as an MBA from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Khalid Ahmed Shareef started in Alba as a vocational trainee (mechanical) in 1998 and was positioned in departments such as Central Workshop, Reduction Line 4 and 5 and Reduction Maintenance and Services. Khalid holds both a degree Mechanical Engineering along with an MBA from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.