Murray named new Alba CEO
Manama, September 27, 2012
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has appointed Tim Murray as the new chief executive officer of the company replacing Laurent Schmitt, effective October 1, 2012.
Schmitt, who served Alba as CEO from January 2010 to end September 2012 will work directly with Alba’s chairman Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji in further developing the aluminium downstream industry in Bahrain.
Prior to being promoted to the position of CEO, Murray was Alba’s chief finance and supply officer where he was responsible for all finance, supply chain, IT and operational excellence functions.
Commenting on the appointment of the new CEO, Al Kooheji said: “Tim Murray has been with Alba for many years and played a major role in enabling the company to achieve its goals and, in particular, Alba’s successful 2010 Initial Public Offering (IPO) where the company listed both on the Bahrain Bourse and the London Stock Exchange.
“I would like also to express my utmost appreciation for Laurent Schmitt for his leadership in steering the company’s growth in the IPO listing, propelling Alba’s global footprint as well as enabling the company to maintain its focus on continuous improvement methodologies.
“I look forward to working with Laurent Schmitt in developing the aluminium downstream industry and I take the opportunity to wish Tim Murray the best of luck in his new role,” he said.
Murray holds a degree in accounting from Susquehanna University (USA), an MBA from the Vanderbilt University (USA) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has also completed executive management courses at the Chicago Graduate School of Business and Wharton Business School. – TradeArabia News Service