Company: Midal Cables
Biography: Hamid al-Zayani is chairman of the Gulf’s largest aluminium rod manufacturer, Midal Cables.
The firm is a subsidiary of Bahrain’s Al-Zayani Investments, which is headed by Al-Zayani and operates a diverse portfolio of businesses. Midal Cable’s Bahrain facility is located in the metals park next to the Alba smelter, which has been operating since 1977.
In July 2009, Midal Cables signed a joint venture agreement with Adbic to build a $100m, 150,000-t/y aluminium rod and conductor plant at the proposed metals park in Abu Dhabi. Al-Zayani is also the managing director of the Bahrain-based AluWheel, which makes aluminium wheels for the automotive industry.
He is vice-chairman of the Arab Federation for Engineering Industries, secretary-general of the Arab Cable Manufacturers Association and vice-president for programmes at the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain.
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