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Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa
Yousif A. Taqi
Shaikh Isa bin Khalid Al Khalifa
Mutlaq H. Al Morished
Omar A. Al-Amoudi
Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa ,
Shaikh Daij was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. on 27 February 2014. Shaikh Daij is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee. Currently, Shaikh Daij held the following directorship positions: Chairman of Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (ASRY Bahrain) which ended in October 2019, Chairman of ASRY Marketing Services Ltd. (ASRMAR) U.K. which ended in 2015, Vice Chairman of United Arab Shipping Company, Dubai-U.A.E. until June 30, 2015, and Board Member of Bahrain Convention and Exhibition Authority which ended in 2015. Additional previous key directorships include chairmanships at the General Organisation of Sea Ports, Bahrain Airport Company, and GCC Patent Office. Shaikh Daij has held various positions in the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain including the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry & Commerce. He was also a Board Member of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. in 2005.
Shaikh Daij was awarded the “Personality of the Year” by the Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent in 2010. He received a B.S.B.A. International Business at The American University Washington D.C., U.S.A. in 1991 and in 1999 Shaikh Daij completed a leadership management Program (Gulf Executive Program) from the University of Virginia, Darden School, U.S.A.
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Yousif A. Taqi,
Mr. Taqi has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and is a recognised leader in the Islamic finance industry. He played a key role in formulating and implementing new standards and guidelines for the accountancy Boards of various Islamic financial institutions and organisations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and other countries. Mr. Taqi was appointed as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2008. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C., he is currently the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee, the Chairman of Manara Developments Company B.S.C. (c), Amar Holding Company B.S.C. (c), North Star Holding, and Board Member for Tadhamon Capital, and Pan Arabian Gourmet. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive of Al Salam Bank Bahrain in 2006, he worked as the Deputy General Manager of Kuwait Finance House from 2003-2006. From 1983 to 2003, he worked with Ernst & Young, Bahrain office, in various capacities and was promoted to a partner in the firm in 1999, a position that he held until 2003. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Husson College in the United States in 1990, and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1991.
Shaikh Isa bin Khalid Al Khalifa,
Shaikh Isa bin Khalid Al Khalifa is the Founder and Managing Director of SeaSpring Consulting WLL, a consulting company with a strategic focus on bringing leading technology solutions from various sectors (including IT, oil and gas, metals and mining and healthcare) into the GCC region. These include arranging growth equity in Biotricity Inc., a leading remote cardiac telemetry company based in Redwood City, California; Wedge Networks Inc., a cybersecurity company based in Calgary, Alberta.
Prior to founding SeaSpring Consulting, Shaikh Isa was a Private Equity Associate with Oasis Capital Bank in Bahrain where he helped raise over US$245M in paid up capital and set up a clean tech focused fund. Previous to this position, he was the Assistant Manager of Corporate Banking & Finance at Citibank where he played a key role in arranging the refinancing for ALBA's plotline 5.5.
Shaikh Isa graduated with a Master of Science in Global Financial Analysis from Bentley University, Waltham, MA.
Rasha joined Investcorp Holdings B.S.C.’s Legal & Compliance Department in 2012 as a Principal, and is currently the Deputy General Counsel and Secretary to the Investcorp Board. Prior to joining Investcorp, Rasha managed her own legal consultancy practice in Bahrain, advising regional and international banking and financial institutions, as well as various other corporate and commercial clients.
Rasha is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a member of the New York Bar, qualified to practice law in Bahrain, and has diverse work experience ranging from her work as a corporate and finance attorney at New York City law firms, to her work as a banking and corporate lawyer at international firms based in Bahrain.
Rasha is a member of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company B.S.C.(c) (Edamah) and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Board.
Ms. Karzoon joined Mumtalakat in September 2014 and currently holds the role of Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the Finance, Treasury and External Portfolio functions. As the Chief Financial Officer, Suha is currently responsible for implementing effective financial policies and controls, financial reporting to relevant stakeholders in addition to developing, implementing and managing an optimal capital structures that effectively meets short term liquidity needs and long term strategic objectives.
Prior to holding this role, Ms. Karzoon was Chief Operating Officer, with the responsibility of overseeing Mumtalakat’s corporate functions including Legal, Risk Management, Human Resources and Administration, and Information Technology. She was also responsible for corporate governance practices at Mumtalakat, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements where needed.
With over 17 years of experience in finance and accounting, audit, advisory and statutory reporting services, Ms. Karzoon’s industry exposure includes Financial Services, Insurance and the Public Sector. Prior to joining Mumtalakat, Ms. Karzoon held the role of Vice President, Finance and Support at Tamkeen (Labour Fund), where she was responsible for Tamkeen’s internal operating units, including Finance, Human Resources, Legal and Information Technology. Formerly, Ms. Karzoon held different managerial positions at KPMG International working within the Audit and Advisory Units in Bahrain, Qatar, and the United States.
On the 10th of June 2015, Ms. Karzoon was appointed on the Board of Alba, the appointment makes Ms. Karzoon the first woman on Alba’s Board since its establishment.
Ms. Karzoon is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Bahrain.
Mutlaq Hamad Al Morished,
Mr. Al Morished has extensive experience in the field of corporate finance. Before taking up his current position as Chief Executive of National Industrialization Company (TASNEE)-Saudi Arabia in January 2015, Mr. Al Morished was the Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance at Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), he was successively Vice President of Shared Services, President of the Saudi Petrochemical Company, and also of the Saudi Iron Steel Company. Mr. Al Morished was a member of the Board of Directors of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. from 1st May 2003 until 31st December 2014; and was also a member of the Executive Committee.
At the Extraordinary General Meeting of Alba Shareholders that was held on the 10th of June 2015, Mr. Al Morished was elected as an independent Board Director of Alba. Currently, he serves on the Board of National Metal Manufacturing & Casting Co. (Maadaniyah) and Alinma Tokio Marine Company (ATMC).
Mr. Al Morished received a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Physics and Mathematics from the University of Denver. He obtained his MBA from Stanford University, and an MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Princeton University.
Omar A. Al-Amoudi,
Mr. Amoudi has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and an MS Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, USA.
Mr. Omar A. Al-Amoudi has been the Executive Vice President, Shared Services, from January 1, 2013 to 14/10/2016 then transferred as Executive Vice President, Engineering & Project Management till date.
Omar is the chairman of the board of directors of Gas and SAUDI KAYAN SABIC affiliates and Board Member of Gulf Coast Growth Ventures.
Prior to his present post, he was the President of PETROKEMYA and IBN ZAHR. He was also the Chairman of the board of directors of SPECIALTY CHEM & Arrazi SABIC Affiliates, also he was board member of SHARQ, IBN RUSHD, Petrokemya, Sadaf, Ibn Sina and MARAFIQ.
Mr. Ahmed Alduriaan comes to Alba with a wealth of experience. He has over 33 years of experience in SABIC (the 3rd largest chemicals company in the world focused on chemicals, agri-nutrients and metals). Mr. Alduriaan is heading SABIC’s global joint venture portfolio management looking after more than 50 companies across the world and leading discussions with many regional and Foreign partners to improve joint ventures performance and governance.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Alduriaan spent over ten years managing the Merger & Acquisitions Execution Department in Sabic. Before this, he held a number of positions including Hadeed Venture Manager.
Mr. Alduriaan is currently a board member of HADEED and the Chairman of HADEED board audit Committee. He is also the Vice Chairman of Garmco Board.
Mr. Alduriaan hold a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering.
Mr. Iyad Al-Garawi
Mr. Iyad Al-Garawi, has a long experience in the oil, gas and chemicals industries. His professional experience spread from operations/maintenance, mega project development and business management. He currently leads SABIC Investor Relations and member in various board and steering committees. He worked both inside Saudi and abroad part of two global leading companies Saudi Aramco and SABIC. In SABIC, he lead the development of one of the downstream projects. The business is the newest in SABIC portfolio with many technical and product development into Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Military, Construction and other commercial segments. Developing this business involved establishing SABIC new affiliate “SAMAC” in partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. He also lead SABIC’s Engineering Thermoplastic Polymers business in the Middle East and Africa, including Polycarbonate, ABS, POM, PMMA and compounds. In his tenure in SABIC, he also was a Managing Director of SABIC South Africa ltd, which involved leading sales activities, investment opportunities in the region and governmental affairs. Before joining SABIC, Iyad was leading the operations unit at one of the major Gas Oil Separation Plants in Aramco. He has an engineering background (Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri at Columbia in the US) with master’s degree in Industrial Management (University of Sheffield in the UK). He has been in various training programs in technical/business/financial/leadership fields; one of the latest is Strategic Financial Analysis at Harvard Business School.
Tim Murray is CEO of Cardinal Virtues Consulting and has over 20 years of executive leadership experience. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University as well as a degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University. He is also CPA and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Tim spent 12 years with Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) where he was CEO for the 7 last of those years. During his time at Alba he was also Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Supply Chain Officer and General Manager of Finance.
Tim played an instrumental role in the $3 billion Line 6 Expansion Project which was commissioned safely, on-time and significantly under budget. He is also credited with transforming Alba’s Safety culture and in 2017 was recognized by the US National Safety Council as a “CEO Who Gets It” for his contributions on worker safety.
Tim spent 10 years with ARC Automotive where in his last role he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He played a key role in the building of greenfield manufacturing facilities in both Mexico and China.
Tim is an avid reader and he is also an Adjunct Professor at Susquehanna University teaching a class on the impact of CEO Leadership.