Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), a leading corporate citizen in the Kingdom, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Abdulla Habib as the new Chief Operations Officer with immediate effect during the Alba Board of Directors meeting on Sunday December 02, 2018 at Alba.
A Bahraini national, Dr. Habib is an Alba veteran with more than two decades of experience; Dr. Habib joined Alba in 1995 as a trainee engineer after completing his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering with first honour class post which he has held various roles within Reduction Lines, Research & Development and Marketing departments. Thereafter, Dr. Habib was appointed as Director of Reduction Lines and Services in February 2015 then Director of Reduction Line 6 Start-up back in July 2017.
Commenting on this promotion, Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray, said:
“At Alba, we believe it is our responsibility to develop leaders from within the company. Abdulla’s appointment is another example of our commitment to promote Bahraini Nationals into Executive roles.
I am confident Abdulla, with both his technical and business knowledge, will take the Company to the next level during the Line 6 commissioning which will make Alba the largest smelter in the world.”
Dr. Abdulla holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Aluminium Smelting from University of New South Wales, Australia. He also holds MBA from ESSEC/ French Arabian School. Dr. Abdulla is also a member of many international committees related to Aluminium Industry like TMS (The Material Society) and has been advisor to the Engineering College of Bahrain University.