WHO WE ARE

The GAC is a coordinating body that represents, promotes and protects the interests of the aluminium industry within the Gulf. The council’s main objectives are to provide a forum to develop strategies for common issues and concerns facing the aluminium industry in the region, and to share best practices so as to improve the efficiency of the industry.

The GAC supports the successful growth of the aluminum industry in the GCC by enhancing the working environment in the industry through the adoption of highest safety work practices, commitment to protecting the environment and safeguarding the health and well-being of its employees and communities.

Through the council, GAC members continually explore opportunities for synergy between their operations to improve the region’s international competitiveness.

The GAC also serves as a coordinated voice for the aluminium industry in the Gulf by acting as a representative body for its members locally and internationally.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Abdulla Kalban

Managing Director & CEO / Chairman - GAC

Riyadh S. Al Nassar

President - Ma'aden Aluminium Companies

Tim Murray

CEO - ALBA

 

Said Al Masoudi

CEO - Sohar Aluminium

 

Khalid Laram

CEO - Qatalum

 

SECRETARIAT

Mahmood Daylami

Secretary General

 

Adele Carollissen

Manager, Support & Events

Maria d'souza

Admin Support & Events

 

COMMITTEES

Human Resources

To exchange best practices, issues of common concerns and areas that members can coordinate whether in policies or studies related to human resources.

Health

To exchange best practices, issues of common concerns and areas that members can coordinate whether in policies or studies related to health and hygiene.

Safety and Environment

To ensure that best practices are shared, benchmarking safety results takes place and that measures are put in place to avoid unfortunate incidents from occurring.

Maintenance

To develop the best way of sharing information that could be beneficial to operational efficiency, cost reduction and increase plant availability.

Power

Sharing work experience information that will help reduce gas information that will help reduce gas consumption, improve efficiency and reduce downtimes.