Executives in Residence: CEO & COO of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), February 16-19, 2015

Tim Murray and Isa Al Ansari, CEO and COO of Alba Aluminium, will be Executives in Residence at The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary Feb. 1 to 19 as part of the Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) Lectureship in Manufacturing and Production.

Murray will lead a discussion – Words of Wisdom for a Changing World – Thursday, Feb. 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All students and members of the alumni community are invited to attend. 

Alba is consistently ranked as one of the largest and most modern aluminium smelters in the world. Known for its technological strength and innovative policies, Alba enforces strict environmental guidelines, maintains high track record for safety, and is widely regarded as one of the top ten performers on a global scale. 

The NNS-sponsored series, part of the school’s larger Executive in Residence program, is specifically designed to introduce current students and alumni with international business leaders experienced in manufacturing.

During Murray’s time at Alba, he has held the roles of Chief Finance & Supply Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

He played a major part in enabling Alba to achieve its goals, in particular, its successful 2010 initial public offering (IPO), where the company listed both on the Bahrain Bourse and the London Stock Exchange.

Al Ansari has also held several positions within the company, including Chief Supply Chain Officer, where he was responsible for managing the company’s global supply chain, and as Chief Operations Officer, to which he was appointed in 2012. 

Under his leadership, the operations team achieved its highest production record in Alba’s history, year after year, from 2011 onwards.

About William & Mary and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business

One of the original 8 “Public Ivies,” William & Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is one of the nation’s premier public universities and believes that excellence in teaching is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students. As the second-oldest college in the United States and educational home to many American leaders, the College is revered as the “alma mater of a nation.” Its Raymond A. Mason School of Business embraces the entrepreneurial spirit that built the country atop a foundation of business, trade and economics. Its revolutionary approach to business education with its personalized, experiential model invites energetic thinkers with a will to lead in creating a strong sustainable economy and thriving society.