The Board of Emirates Global Aluminium has announced the appointment of Abdulla Jassem Kalban as Managing Director and Abdulnasser Ibrahim Saif Bin Kalban (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer. The appointments will be effective from January 2020.

Abdulla Jassem Kalban, currently Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, will take responsibility for EGA’s achievement of its strategic objectives and will remain a Board member of EGA.

As Chief Executive Officer, Abdulnasser Ibrahim Saif Bin Kalban will be responsible for managing EGA’s ongoing operations and business and will report to the Managing Director.

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of EGA said: “EGA continues to thrive as a globally competitive aluminium business at the heart of a growing strategic industry for the UAE. These changes to EGA’s leadership structure build on a legacy of unparalleled achievements and prepare the company for our next phase of growth.”

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of EGA said: “EGA is a truly world-class business, with customers around the world and operating assets on two continents at every stage of the aluminium value chain from bauxite to cast metal. These changes equip EGA with the right senior team to lead the company to the next level and I congratulate both Abdulla Kalban and Abdulnasser Bin Kalban on their new appointments.”

Abdulla Kalban said: “My new responsibilities allow me to focus fully on EGA’s long-term direction, to further strengthen our position as a global aluminium industry leader. Abdulnasser is a seasoned executive with many years of experience and I look forward to working closely with him.”

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban said: “I have worked alongside EGA throughout my career, and am excited to return as Chief Executive Officer. EGA’s trajectory of growth and success has reflected that of the UAE. I look forward to delivering further operational and business achievements in the years ahead.”
Abdulla Kalban has worked for the company since joining as a graduate trainee in 1985. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Aluminium in 2005, and has been Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of EGA since its formation through the merger of Dubai Aluminium and Emirates Aluminium in 2014.

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban worked for Dubai Aluminium from 1996 to 2014 in senior roles in the company’s Major Projects and Power and Desalination departments. Since 2014, Abdulnasser Bin Kalban has served as Chief Executive Officer of Dubal Holding, which owns 50 per cent of EGA as well as other energy and industrial assets in the UAE and internationally. Mr Bin Kalban will step down from this role following his new appointment at EGA.