Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has appointed Adnan Hashim as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

According to the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter, Hashim has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector.

Prior to joining Alba, Hashim served as the CFO of National Commercial Bank (NCB) – Saudi Arabia. He started at NCB in 1992 and thereafter held different senior management roles.

He was also the founder and managing partner of Istishara, a Bahrain-headquartered consulting firm that served the MENA region.

Commenting on Hashim’s appointment, Alba’s chief executive officer, Tim Murray, said: “We are pleased to welcome another Bahraini national to the executive team in Alba. 

“Over the course of his career, Adnan has proven his leadership skills, as well as his ability to deliver results at the executive level. Adnan’s experience in the banking industry will be a valuable asset to Alba as we continue to advance through our […] Line 6 Expansion Project.”

Hashim is a certified chartered accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK and holds an MBA from Scotland’s University of Strathclyde.

Hashim's appointment is just one of the several that Alba has announced since the beginning of 2018, including that of Fatema Al Mohri as public relations manager and Hussain Faqihi as manager for casthouse operations.

In February this year, Alba named Abdulla Habib Ahmed as its acting chief operations officer (COO)