Aluminium Bahrain announced an executive appointment earlier this week, having named Ahmed A. Qader Ishaq the new manager for financial accounting and controlling.
Ishaq is a Certified Public Accountant and has been with the firm for just over six years, joining as head of internal auditing. He is working towards an MBA at ESSEC through the French Arabian Business School, Bahrain at the present time.
“At Alba, we firmly believe in developing and promoting employees from within the company,” said Alba’s chief executive officer Tim Murray. “Ahmed has demonstrated strong leadership in executing various projects successfully. His commitment and contribution towards the financing requirements of Line 6 Expansion Project is noteworthy. I am confident that as the manager for financial accounting and controlling, Ahmed will continue with the same dedication and raise the department’s profile.”
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C., or simply Alba, is one of the largest industrial companies in the Middle East and is one of the top 10 largest aluminium producers in the world. Originally incorporated in 1968, the company is based in Bahrain and 87% of its total workforce are Bahraini nationals. It began operations in 1971 with a 120,000 metric ton annual capacity. Modernization bumped the output up to 450,000 metric tons in 1992. In the spring of 2005, Alba opened Line 5, raising output by 860,000 metric tons per year. Maximum output for the smelter is in the neighborhood of 1.2 million metric tons per year. Alba is planning to become the owner of the world’s largest aluminium smelting complex, with Line 6 boosting the firm’s capacity from 540,000 metric tons per annum to 1.5 million tons per annum. According to Alba’s construction schedule, the new pot line is to begin production in early 2019. The firm produces several different aluminium products, including billets, liquid metal, standard ingots, rolling slab, and propertzi.