Alba hails women employees
Manama, December 4, 2012
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) recently hailed the contribution of women employees in shaping the company’s success story at a luncheon held at the Regency Intercontinental Hotel to mark Bahraini Women’s Day.
The event which took place under the patronage of HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Women, was attended by two guests of honour from the Supreme Council for Women - Huda Salman, public relations and media manager; and Hanan Al Ammadi, administration and finance manager.
Also present at the event was the chairman of Alba’s board of directors, Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji; the CEO, Tim Murray; chief support function officer, Basem Al Sharqi; chief operations officer, Isa Al Ansari; acting chief finance & supply officer, Ali Al Baqali; and the chairman of the Alba Labour Union, Ali Bin Ali; as well as managers of different departments, members of the Alba Labour Union and Alba’s women employees.
“Our sincere thanks go to all female employees in Alba and a special thank-you goes to the representatives of the Supreme Council of Women for honouring us with their participation in Alba’s event,” Bin Ali said. “We praise the efforts made to empower women, through the members of Shura Council, which started earlier with four ladies and now it embraces eleven – proving the Bahraini women’s capability of being involved on the decision-making front."
“It is indeed a privilege to belong to a nation like Bahrain that has formulated progressive policies that encourage gender equality at all levels. From the beginning, Bahrain’s political leadership has recognised women as equal stakeholders in the kingdom’s progress and has made it possible that opportunities to thrive remain open for everyone,” Salman added.
“At Alba, we join the Kingdom of Bahrain in celebrating Bahraini Women’s Day and in playing our part in strengthening gender equality at the work place,” Murray said. “The company is widely praised for providing employees with opportunities for career advancement backed with industry best incentives. These opportunities are based purely on merit, and as a result, many of our women employees have reached senior positions in the organisational hierarchy and participate in decision-making.”
“Gender equality and employee empowerment irrespective of gender or other factors are considered as priorities in Alba. Both men and women – have made a positive impact in boosting the company’s productivity and profitability. And as we celebrate Bahraini Women’s Day, it is also my privilege to recognise and applaud the role of our women employees who have risen through the ranks purely on merit and helped in raising the company’s profile regionally and globally,” Al Kooheji said.
Alba currently has the maximum number of women employees in any industrial company in Bahrain. It also holds the honour of having the first woman engineer in Bahrain as well as the first woman doctor to be in charge of a medical facility in an industrial plant. – TradeArabia News Service
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