Doha, Qatar; November 05, 2019: Qatar Aluminium Manufacturing Company Q.P.S.C. (QAMCO; QE ticker: QAMC), a 50% shareholder in Qatar Aluminium Limited ("Qatalum"), a successful joint venture operating an aluminium smelter in Qatar that produces primary aluminium products, announced that Mr. Khalid Mohammed Laram has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qatalum effective 5 November 2019.
Mr. Khalid Laram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA. He began his professional career with Qatar Petroleum in May 1985 and with over 33 years' experience, his expertise covers the full spectrum from front-end engineering design to start-ups, including the operation of complex facilities.
During his career, whilst representing Qatar Petroleum, Mr. Khalid Laram has worked very closely with major international companies such as British Petroleum, Total, ExxonMobil and Chevron-Phillips/Conoco-Phillips. Previously he held the position of Deputy CEO of Qatalum from November 2010 before becoming the CEO of Qatalum from July 2015 to December 2018.
Mr. Khalid Laram has been a member of QAMCO's Board of Directors since its incorporation. He has also been on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Aluminium Council and was a member of the International Aluminium Institute. In addition, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Steel in 2014.
QAMCO would like to thank Mr. Tom Petter Johansen, for serving Qatalum as its CEO from January 2019 till date. QAMCO would also like to take this opportunity to wish Mr. Khalid Laram, the best of success in his new position.