Dr Ali H A Mohamed Al Zarouni

Executive Vice President: Midstream, Technology Development & Transfer

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)


Dr Ali Al Zarouni holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from University of Arizona (U.S.A.), a Master’s degree in Quality Management from University of Wollongong, a Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and completed a Program for Executive Development in IMD, Switzerland.

Having joined Dubai Aluminium PJSC (“DUBAL”) in March 1991, Ali has served at the company for 24 years. During his tenure, Ali has been involved in all of DUBAL’s expansion projects – from the Falcon project (1995) to the Potline 5B expansion project (completed August 2007), and thus holds extensive knowledge and expertise in the aluminium smelting industry. He began his career as a Graduate Trainee in the Potrooms, becoming Shift Supervisor in 1993, and then Operations Engineer in 1997. He was promoted to Manager: Reduction Lines 1-9 in 2001, subsequently becoming Senior Manager: Potrooms in 2004.

Ali was appointed General Manager: Smelter Operations mid-2007 and was promoted to the post of Vice President: Smelter Operations in 2008 (making him a member of DUBAL’s Executive Management team). Conceptualised and implemented amperage creep projects that enabled DUBAL to increase its hotmetal production by 15% to 30% across different technologies with minimal investment In 2011, he also assumed responsibility for DUBAL’s Technology Development & Transfer department and launched development of DUBAL’s proprietary, in-house developed high-amperage DX and DX+ reduction cell technologies. He also played a lead role in the development of the next generation DX+ Ultra reduction cell technology.

Following the integration of DUBAL and Emirates Aluminium PJSC (“EMAL”) in 2014, coincident with the formation of Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (“EGA”), Ali was initially appointed as Senior Vice President: Jebel Ali Operations, Technology Development & Transfer and currently holding the position of Executive Vice President, Midstream, leading the Midstream Business Unit, comprising of Energy, Technical, Reduction, Carbon & Port, Technology Development & Transfer and Maintenance. He has published numerous technical papers in industry journals and regularly delivers presentations at trade conferences.

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