The statement was issued after the company’s Q3 2013 meeting held last week in a Bahrain hotel where the company approved its 2014 marketing plan and the half-yearly financial statements along with the recommendation to distribute interim cash dividends of BD19.7 milllion (US$52.5 million).

Al Kooheji said that Alba had made significant improvements in overall safety performance and that a combination of a strong safety programme and a successful financial performance was ‘closely linked’.

He said that Alba was well-positioned to meet its 2013 production targets, thanks to focused leadership and a committed workforce.

New appointments at Alba

Tim Murray, chief executive officer of Bahrain aluminium producer Alba, has appointed three new managers.

Amal Abdul Rahman Ahmed is the company’s new marketing manager for the GCC, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA); Fadhel A Nabi is procurement and warehousing manager; and Waleed Tamimi has been appointed manager for operational excellence.