Waleed Tamimi was appointed Chief Administration & Supply Officer of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) on 1st August 2019. Prior to his appointment as the Chief Admin & Supply Officer, he held the position of Chief Administration Officer since September 2017, overseeing the departments of Public Relations, Human Resources, Training, Operational Excellence, and Alba Healthcare Centre.
Prior to his current role, Waleed was the Director of Administration, and before that he was the Senior Manager of Strategic Supply & Planning, charged with controlling the company’s procurement requirement of all major raw material and corresponding logistics. Moreover, Waleed was responsible for the management and development of Alba’s raw material and freight suppliers’ network in addition to managing all trading & selling initiatives for excess procured Alumina and surplus production of Calcined Petroleum Coke.
In 2013, Waleed served as Operational Excellence Manager where he led the operational excellence initiatives alongside the continuous improvement strategy and roadmap. Moreover, Waleed was responsible for the development, establishment and initiation of an Enterprise Continuous Improvement and Cost Cutting Programme (Titan Programme), based on the Lean-Six Sigma methodology. The developed Programme is a company-wide philosophy aimed at improving quality, reducing lead time and bringing in sizable cost reduction levels.
Prior to his roles with Alba, he was General Manager of Business Improvement Group at Rezayat Group of Companies in Khobar, Saudi Arabia where he led a strategy building initiative at Rezayat Group, resulting ultimately in the establishment and direct utilization of Balance Score Cards. He also led the development, establishment and initiation of an Enterprise Excellence Program. The developed system was called Rezayat Achieving Competitive Excellence (RACE) and is a mix of the Six Sigma philosophy, the Lean Manufacturing methodology and Continuous Improvement principles.
Waleed holds an Executive MBA from the French Arabian Business School / ESSEC in addition to a BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University in the USA. He is also a Certified Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Master Black Belt. Waleed has served for 20 years in different capacities for a number of companies in the USA and in the Middle East ranging from an Implementation Consultant in a software start-up company in San Jose, California to a Six Sigma Black Belt in a world-class Aircraft Manufacturer (Lear-Jet, Bombardier).
In his free time, Waleed enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.