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Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Isa Al Ansari
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Ali Al Baqali
Acting Chief Finance & Supply Officer
Timothy “Tim” J. Murray,
(Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Murray joined the Company in 2007 as General Manager Finance and Legal. In July 2009 as part of Alba’s restructuring, he was promoted to Chief Finance Officer. During the re-structuring period he also served as acting Chief Marketing Officer, and following the restructuring of the Executives’ responsibilities in May 2012, his responsibilities were expanded to include the Supply Chain. Effective 1 October 2012, Mr. Murray was appointed as CEO of Alba. Prior to joining Alba, Mr. Murray spent ten years with ARC Automotive, a leading manufacturer of Air Bag Systems supplying the global automotive industry, where he served as a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Murray is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of AICPA. He has completed various Executive Management Programs at the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business. Mr. Murray received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Susquehanna University (USA) in 1993, and he obtained his MBA from Vanderbilt University in 2003 where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma (top 20% of class). Mr. Murray is also a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt through Sequa Corporation.
Isa A. Latif Al Ansari,
(Chief Operations Officer)
Mr. Al Ansari started his career with the Company in 1983 as an apprentice. In his 29 years of service, he has risen through the ranks and promoted to the executive position of Chief Supply Chain Officer in December 2009, where he managed the Company's global supply chain, including strategic and major raw materials, Purchasing, Warehouse as well as its Calciner Plant and Marine terminal, before being appointed as Chief Operations Officer in June 2012. A position he had held in an acting capacity from January 2011. Prior to his appointment to the Executive team, he held several managerial positions covering various areas of Materials Management within the Company.
Mr. Al Ansari holds a bachelor's degree with distinction in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle (UK). He has extensive experience in logistics, maintenance, planning, engineering, ERP implementation, warehouse management, inventory management, project execution and purchasing. He has made significant contributions to Business Process Re-engineering, SAP PM/MM modules, the implementation of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), spares optimisation system, and the Company's document management system (DMS). He has also participated in many extensive executives training programmes in management and leadership.
One of his significant achievements was in successfully establishing several sources for major raw materials to ensure fair price competition and to secure requirements from diversified locations. In 2011 in his capacity as COO, he led the operation team to successfully record the highest production in Alba's history without incurring any extra capex or any additional resources.
(Chief Marketing Officer)
Mr. Lucas is a graduate of ESCP one of the leading European business school where he received a Bachelor in economics and management in 1994. He worked for 3 years in a management consulting firm then joined Pechiney as a marketing analyst for the primary aluminium division based in Paris from 98 to 2000. After a two-year stint as e-business development project manager for the corporate office, he then took from 2002 to 2008 a position as Key-Account manager then Vice-President Sales and Marketing Rigid Packaging for the French and German operations of Alcan based in Neuf-Brisach, France. From 2008 to 2011, he was General Manager in charge of the operations of the Swiss plants of Alcan Aerospace and Industry division. He joined Alba and relocated to Bahrain in January 2011, as member of the Executive management in charge of metal casting operations, metallurgy, and worldwide sales and marketing. Mr. Lucas is a former Chairman of France Aluminium Recyclage (2008-2010), and a former Board member of EcoEmballage (2007-2009).
Ali Al Baqali,
(Acting Chief Finance & Supply Officer)
Ali Al-Baqali is the Acting Chief Finance & Supply Officer since October 2012. In his current position, he manages four departments to include Strategic Supply & Planning, Procurement & Warehousing, Financial Accounting & Controlling as well as IT.
Prior to this position, Ali was the Manager of Procurement & Warehousing, where he led the Purchasing, Warehouse & Inventory Management functions since April 2010, during which he made significant improvements in the procurement cycle & the supply chain, as well as formulated various sourcing strategies for key material categories.
Ali’s experience in procurement is extensive as he was known for being perceptive in handling the strategic issues with the company’s major vendors. At various stages during his 15 years with Alba, he led many successful projects namely the Bar-coding system in Warehouse, AlbaSmartWay Wave program, etc.
Started his career in Alba as a purchasing officer then as certified QMS and EMS internal auditor where he headed various sections in Materials Management. Prior Alba, Ali worked in the fields of Accounting in YBA Kanoo and of Purchasing in GIIC (Gulf Industrial Investment Company) and Delmon Poultry.
Ali holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and is a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), UK. He is currently doing an MBA with the French Arabian Business School / ESSEC.