Abdulla Jassem Kalban

Managing Director

Abdulla Jassem Kalban is Managing Director of Emirates Global Aluminium. Mr. Kalban is the most senior Executive at EGA and a member of the Board, and is responsible for EGA’s achievement of its strategic objectives and for key strategic projects.

Mr. Kalban served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EGA from the company’s formation in 2014 until 2019.

Mr. Kalban joined Dubai Aluminium 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 and Water Authority and as a 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 Energy Council in the UAE.

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