Management Team

Following the transition from the project phase, the board appointed current Qatalum management team is tasked with operating the plant at full production.

  • Khalid Mohammed Laram

    Chief Executive officer

    Mr. Khalid Laram was appointed CEO of Qatalum in November 2019. He previously held the position of CEO from July 2015 to December 2018. Mr. Khalid Laram joined Qatalum as Deputy CEO in November 2010. In addition, Mr. Khalid Laram has served on the Board of Directors of Qatar Aluminium Manufacturing Company (QAMCO) since its incorporation. Mr. Khalid Laram holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA. He began his professional career with Qatar Petroleum in 1985 and he has 35 years of experience covering the full spectrum of front-end engineering design, plant start-up and the operation of complex facilities.

  • Olaf Wigstol

    Chief Operations Officer

    Olaf Wigstol has an a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU in Norway. Carbon, Reduction, Casthouse Group managers in addition to the Sustainability Manager will be reporting to him. Olaf’s early career included managerial positions in the international oil and gas industry. In 1994 Olaf entered into the aluminium associated sector as Managing Director of Vigeland Metal Refinery and Vigelands Brug and since then, has held several senior positions within the aluminium industry. Before joining Qatalum, Olaf’s position, since 2011, was Senior Vice President, Hydro Smelters and Managing Director, Hydro Aluminium A/S Norway.

  • Ahmad Al Khudairi

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Ahmad Al-Khudairi has served as CFO of Qatalum since 22nd June 2014. Prior to joining Qatalum he held a senior finance position with RasGas. Mr. Ahmad Al-Khudairi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Qatar University and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris University. He began his professional career with Qatar Petroleum in 1996 and has over 20 years of experience with large industrial companies.

  • Hervé Perrin

    Chief Power Officer

    Mr. Hervé Perrin was appointed CPO of Qatalum in September 2014. Prior to joining Qatalum, he held the position of Vice President of the Jamaica Public Service Company. Mr. Perrin holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from University of Compiegne - France. He has 30 years of experience in the power generation including senior positions in the UK, UAE and the Caribbean.

  • Nafal Al Hajri

    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Mr. Nafal Al Hajri has served as CSCO of Qatalum since 2nd April 2016. He joined Qatalum in January 2012 and has previously held the roles of Marketing and Sales Manager and Logistics Manager. Mr. Nafal Al Hajri holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Economics) from Qatar University and a post graduate degree in International Transport from Cardiff University, UK. His experience includes key roles in the Supply Chain function with Oryx GTL and Qatar Steel.

  • Nasser Al-Naimi

    Chief Administration Officer

    Mr. Nasser Al-Naimi has served as CAO of Qatalum since 30th May 2016. He joined Qatalum in 2015 and previously held the role of HR Manager. Mr. Nasser Al-Naimi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Qatar University and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris University. He started his career at Hamad Medical Corporation and worked in key HR roles at QatarGas and Msheireb Properties (Qatar Foundation).

  • Yousuf Al Ejji

    Chief Technical Officer

    Mr. Yousuf Al-Ejji was appointed CTO in April 2019. He previously held the role of Engineering & Projects Manager upon joining Qatalum in November 2016. Mr. Yousuf Al-Ejji holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, USA and an MBA from CNAM, France. He began his professional career with Qatar Petroleum in 2004.