Abdulla Jassem Kalban
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Kalban is Chairman of GAC’s Board of Director and serves as Emirates Global Aluminium’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its formation in 2014. He joined DUBAL as a graduate trainee in 1985 and progressed up through the ranks before becoming Chief Executive Officer of DUBAL in 2005, then President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008.

In addition, Mr. Kalban serves as Chairman of the Gulf Aluminium Council, Vice Chairman of the Federal Electricity & Water Authority and as Board member of the International Aluminium Institute, Dubai International Financial Centre Investments, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. He is active on the Supreme Council of Energy in the UAE.

Mr. Kalban holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA.