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Ali Al Zarouni

Executive Vice President, Midstream
Emirates Global Aluminium

Dr Ali Al Zarouni holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, a Master’s degree in Quality Management from University of Wollongong, a Doctorate from the University of New South Wales, Australia and completed a Program for Executive Development in IMD, Switzerland. Having joined Dubai Aluminium in 1991, Ali has served at the company for 24 years. He began his career as a Graduate Trainee in the potrooms, becoming Shift Supervisor in 1993, and then Operations Engineer in 1997. During his tenure, he has been involved in all of DUBAL’s expansion projects from the Falcon project (1995) to the Potline 5B expansion project (completed August 2007. Ali was appointed General Manager: Smelter Operations mid-2007 and became VP: Smelter Operations in 2008. He conceptualised and implemented amperage creep projects that enabled DUBAL to increase its hot metal 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 the development of DUBAL’s proprietary, in-house developed high-amperage DX and DX+ reduction cell technologies. Following the integration of DUBAL and Emirates Aluminium in 2014, Ali became SVP Jebel Ali Operations, Technology Development & Transfer. He was appointed to his current role in March 2016 and his portfolio also covers Technology Development & Transfer.

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