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Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Ali Al Baqali
Deputy CEO and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Khalid A. Latif
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Power Officer
Chief Admin Officer
Acting Chief Operations Officer
Timothy “Tim” J. Murray,
(Chief Executive Officer)
Tim Murray has been Chief Executive Officer of Alba since October 2012. He has been with Alba since 2007 when he joined as General Manager of Finance. During his time at Alba he has held the roles of Chief Finance & Supply Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer.
Tim has played an instrumental role in the transformation of Alba’s Safety Culture through the implementation of the “ZERO Accident Principals”. He has been instrumental in the training and development of people including Alba’s MBA sponsorship program. In addition, he launched the “Project Titan” cost improvement program.
In 2017 Tim was recognized as a “CEO Who Gets It” by the US National Safety Council for his contributions on Safety, Health and Environment.
Tim led Alba’s IPO when the company listed on both the London and Bahrain Stock exchanges in November 2010.
Before joining Alba, Mr. Murray spent 10 years at ARC Automotive where in his last role he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tim holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Susquehanna University. He is a CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs. He has attended various Executive Management Programs at Wharton and University of Chicago.
Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his Family, Coaching, Reading and summertime in Cape Cod Massachusetts.
Ali Al Baqali,
(Deputy CEO and Chief Supply Chain Officer)
Ali Al-Baqali was appointed as the Deputy CEO and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) in September 2017. Before his current role and since June 2013, Ali was the Chief Financial Officer of Alba, taking care of Financial Accounting & Controlling, Strategic Supply & Planning, Legal, Procurement & Warehousing and Calciner & Marine.
Before he joins Alba’s executive management team, Ali was the Company’s 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 strategic issues with the company’s major vendors. At various stages during his 19 years with Alba, he led many successful projects namely the Bar-coding system in Warehouse, Satellite Stores optimisation, AlbaSmartWay Wave program, etc.
Starting his career in Alba as a purchasing officer, Ali then got certified as QMS & EMS internal auditor and 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, who holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and an MBA from the French Arabian Business School / ESSEC, is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), UK. Moreover, He is a Board member of INJAZ and Tenmou, The first Bahraini Business Angels Company.
Khalid Abdul Latif,
(Chief Marketing Officer)
Khalid A. Latif was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer at Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) on September 30, 2015, in line with Alba’s strategy to develop Bahraini nationals from within the Company into key leadership positions.
In his current role, Khalid leads the Company’s global marketing strategies to drive innovation across its business divisions, depending on the deep knowledge he has in both marketing and operations fields. He continuously simulates Alba’s existing business and develops new markets to meet the Company’s growth targets.
Khalid joined Alba as an apprentice in 1989 and worked in various operational areas including Power, Reduction Lines and Carbon. He rose through the ranks and promoted to Supervisor followed by Superintendent. Prior to his current executive role, in 2012, he was promoted to Manager of Engineering and then to Alba’s Marketing Manager for Customer Services & Market Operations.
An MBA from the French Arabian Business School/ESSEC (Bahrain), he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Gulf University in Bahrain as well as a Diploma in Mechatronics from Abertay University, Dundee, UK. He also possesses a completion certificate for the Executive Education Programme in Strategic Sales Management from University of Chicago, USA.
(Chief Power Officer)
Mr. Amin Sultan holds Chief Power Officer position of Alba’s 2249 MW ISO Power & Utilities and Potline 6 expansion project for new 1792MW Power Station. Also oversees Alba wide property and business interruption all risks insurance. Mr. Amin Sultan has been with Alba since 1997.
Mr. Amin Sultan played instrumental roles in Alba organization restructuring process in 2010, implementation of Lean & Six Sigma tools during STAR project 2011/2012 and finally cost saving Titan project. Currently leading Titan Phase II and energy conservation Tesla projects.
Before joining Alba, Mr. Amin Sultan spent 5 years at leading Japanese control and instrumentation Yokogawa where in his role covered engineering, maintenance and projects experiences in vast industries such power & utilities, refineries, and petrochemicals.
Mr. Amin Sultan holds M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain and an MBA from ESSEC Business School. Also attended various Executive Management Programs at University of Chicago Business School and University of Cranfield School of Management.
Outside of work, Mr. Amin Sultan enjoy spending time with his family, playing golf and reading.
(Chief Admin Officer)
Since September 2017, Waleed Tamimi is the Chief Administration Officer at Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), where he is spearheading the company’s Administration departments consisting of Human Resources, Training, Operational Excellence, Information Technology and Alba Health Care Centre.
Prior to his current designation, Waleed was the Director of Administration, and before that he was the Senior Manager of Strategic Supply & Planning, charged with overseeing the company’s procurement requirement of all major raw material and corresponding logistics. Moreover, Waleed was responsible for the management and development of Alba’s raw material and freight suppliers’ network in addition to managing all trading & selling initiatives for access procured Alumina and access production capacity of Calcined Petroleum Coke.
In 2013, Waleed served as Operational Excellence Manager at Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) where he led the operational excellence initiative at Alba alongside with the continuous improvement strategy and roadmap. Moreover, Waleed was responsible for the development, establishment and initiation of an Enterprise Continuous Improvement and Cost Cutting Programme (Titan Program), based on the Lean-Six Sigma methodology. The developed Programme is a company-wide philosophy aimed at improving quality, reducing lead time and bringing in sizable cost reduction levels.
Prior to his roles with Alba, he held the position of General Manager of Business Improvement Group at Rezayat Group of Companies in Khobar, Saudi Arabia where he spearheaded a strategy building initiative at Rezayat Group resulting ultimately in the establishment and direct utilization of Balance Score Cards. He also led the development, establishment and initiation of an Enterprise Excellence Program. The developed system is called Rezayat Achieving Competitive Excellence (RACE) and is a mix of the Six Sigma philosophy, the Lean Manufacturing methodology and Continuous Improvement principles.
Waleed holds an Executive MBA from the French Arabian Business School / ESSEC in addition to a BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University in the USA. He is also a Certified Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Master Black Belt. Waleed has served for 20 years in different capacities for a number of companies in the USA and in the Middle East ranging from an Implementation Consultant in a software start-up company in San Jose, California to a Six Sigma Black Belt in a world-class Aircraft Manufacturers (Lear-Jet, Bombardier).
In his free time, Waleed enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
(Acting Chief Operations Officer)
Hassan Noor started his career in Alba in 1997 as a Senior Operator. In this 20 years of service, he has, risen through the ranks to manage high profile positions including his most recent one of Director Carbon & Services where he oversaw Alba’s existing Carbon Plants as well as Workshop & Maintenance Services. He was announced in the Executive Positon of Act. Chief Operations Officer recently and is now responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of all Pot Lines, Carbon Plants, and Workshop and Maintenance Services.
Mr. Noor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain and an MBA from the French Arabian Business School / ESSEC MBA. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals from University of Auckland.
Among his significant achievements are the successful enhancement of developing Standard Operating Procedures at Carbon Department; practical adherence to Alba’s ZERO Accident Principals by translating Alba’s Safety-Based Culture into implementable plans; and enhancing the training and development of Carbon Department's Staff at Alba through all the ranks he has held.
Prior to his career in Alba, he was a Planning Engineer at Midal Cables & Aluwheel. Outside of work, Mr. Noor enjoys spending time with family, working on car accessories projects and reading.