Dr. Ali Al Zarouni has been in charge of EGA’s Midstream Operations since 2016. He is also responsible for the Company’s Technology Development and Transfer.
Dr. Al Zarouni has over 26 years of experience having joined DUBAL in 1991 as a graduate trainee in the potrooms. He served in progressively more senior roles before becoming Vice President: Smelter Operations in 2008, making him a member of DUBAL’s executive management team.
During his career Dr. Al Zarouni has been involved in all of DUBAL’s major expansion projects.
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.
He assumed responsibility for DUBAL’s Technology Development & Transfer department in 2011 and launched the development of DUBAL’s in-house high-amperage DX and DX+ reduction cell technologies. He also played a lead role in the development of the next generation DX+ Ultra reduction cell technology.
Dr. Al Zarouni holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, a Master’s degree in Quality Management from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has published a number of technical papers in industry journals and regularly delivers presentations at various conferences. He has also completed a Programme for Executive Development at IMD, Switzerland.