Mahmoud Hashim al-Kooheji

03 November 2009

A prominent figure in the Bahraini industrial sector

Mahmoud Hashim al-Kooheji

Company: Aluminium Bahrain (Alba)
Position: Chairman

Biography: Appointed chairman of Alba in March 2008, Mahmoud Hashim al-Kooheji is also deputy chief executive officer (CEO) of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), a sovereign wealth fund set up to manage government holdings in companies such as Alba.

He is a prominent architect of the government’s privatisation programme and a former assistant undersecretary at the Finance Ministry. His arrival at Alba from Gulf Air heralded a restructuring of the organisation, which owns one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters. Part-owned by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and Germany’s Breton Investments, the Alba smelter produces 870,000 tonnes a year of high-grade aluminium, about 55 per cent of which is exported.

Al-Kooheji’s arrival is thought by some industry observers to signal that the government is considering a future sale of at least part of its 77 per cent stake in the company.

Contact: (+973) 1783 0000
Company website:www.aluminiumbahrain.com

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications