Bahrain’s Alba appoints new market operations manager
Hisham Al Kooheji has been appointed to the position of manager for customer services and market operations at Aluminium Bahrain
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has announced the appointment of Hisham Al Kooheji as manager for customer services and market operations.
Al Kooheji joined Alba in April 2011 as an operational excellence specialist, and became head of compliance and pricing in May 2016. He was promoted to acting manager for customer services and market operations in November of the same year.
Commenting on Al Kooheji’s latest promotion, Tim Murray, chief executive officer of Alba, said: “Hisham’s appointment reflects Alba’s commitment to developing Bahraini nationals from within the company into key leadership positions.
“Hisham has demonstrated a sound command over enhancing our customers’ portfolio, and his knowledge will be an advantage to Alba as we expand our global footprint with the ramp-up of Line 6 in 2019.”
Expected to start metal production in early 2019, Alba’s Line 6 expansion project will reportedly boost the aluminium smelter’s total production capacity to 1.5 million tonnes per annum.
Al Kooheji holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in international business and finance from the University of Reading in the UK. He also has an MBA from the College of William and Mary in the US.