39. Ali Al Baqali

Designation: CEO
Company: Aluminium Bahrain (Alba)
Country: Bahrain
Nationality: Bahraini
Sector: Industrials

Al Baqali was appointed CEO of Alba in February 2020 after joining the company as a purchasing officer in 1998. He secured $3 billion in financing for the Line 6 Expansion Project and established the Spent Pot Lining Treatment Plant Project, as well as a fish farm at Calciner & Marine Operations. Al Baqali inaugurated three solar charging stations in June 2023, which are estimated to reduce 42 tonnes of CO₂ emissions per year. He is also the vice-chairman and director of the International Aluminium Institute, and he sits on the boards of the Gulf Aluminium Council, the GCC Board of Directors Institute, and the Italy-Bahrain Business Council.