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Read about how EGA people are making modern life possible

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Leaders of tomorrow

From an inspirational meeting with the UAE President to developing, empowering and engaging the leaders of tomorrow, Hala AlHashmi wants the EGA Youth Council to make its mark on the world.

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Inspired by nature’s beauty

How giant tortoises and a mountainous island landscape inspires Abdulla Karmustaji’s passion for the environment, sustainability, and the potential of Industry 4.0

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Born to be different

Hospitalised for months after suffering a stroke at 21, the man with an unusual name is making an out-of-the-ordinary contribution at EGA. 

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A patent for success

Senior engineer’s industry-leading work is set to be rewarded with another prized accolade.

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A passion for writing and negotiation

Multi-talented Sara Galadari is breaking the boundaries of gender stereotypes and sharing her love of writing.

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Turba-charging the future

Dedicated Vice President of Technology Development & Transfer seeks crowning moment for game-changing bauxite residue solution.

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Trust is key

EGA sales manager and negotiator Mansoor Alboom on why patience and understanding help build deep customer partnerships.

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Mining data for gold

Combining digitalisation with talent, Amal exemplifies company’s future leaders.

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A lifetime of commitment

Tireless colleague Santosh Rai – who was recognised for his heroism tackling COVID-19 and overcame a family tragedy – has devoted 32 years of his life to EGA.

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Demand creates supply

EGA director is focused on growing local procurement in the UAE.

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Scaling the heights

Mother of two operates Guinea Alumina Corporation’s stacker-reclaimer – one of the largest pieces of mining equipment on the African continent.

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Celebrating ideas, together

Continuous improvement is as important as innovation in the success and growth of the biggest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas.

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Building a knowledge economy

Take a look on the first-ever international transfer of UAE-developed industrial technology

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Learning on the Job

Muhammad Sardar has spent 40 years at EGA and has never stopped learning

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A generation comes of age

EGA’s youth council is stepping up to the challenge of leadership.

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Supply chain excellence

Raeda Alzarooni ensures that EGA aluminium reaches as swiftly, safely and efficiently as possible.

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Turning waste into value

How EGA is leading to turn a by-product of alumina production into a valuable resource.

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Keeping the power On

Tayeb Al Awadhi ensures that there is a reliable supply of electricity to support production.

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The digital twin explained

Building a virtual replica of an industrial plant is a complex and ever-evolving task

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The American Dream

Missouri-based Emirati Adel Abubakar explains how he developed EGA’s stateside expansion.

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Rising to the top

 Najeeba Al Jabri explains how she succeeds at work without sacrificing time with her family.

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Building a circular economy

EGA is working hard to productive uses for its waste which create economic value and environmental dividends

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Fit for work

Promoting workforce health and wellness is critical for success, especially during COVID-19.

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The first of many… firsts

As a Project Director of a new highly-efficient power block - Mohammad Albastaki has chalked up a number of firsts.

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Minding our own business

EGA had been working to elevate mental wellbeing as a priority health-and-safety issue in the workplace.

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The sky is no limit

Wafa’s job is to ensure EGA’s customers receive exactly the metal they need, with the right chemical and mechanical properties for the application in which it will be used.

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Designing EGA’s purpose for the future

Fahima Badri, who leads brand and visual communications at Emirates Global Aluminium, studied at one of the world’s most renowned art institutions, the Rhode Island School of Design. 

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Water, water, are you there?

As Acting Manager of Industrial Health & Hygiene at Emirates Global Aluminium, and manager of the company’s Beat the Heat programme, staying hydrated is, in many ways, part of the job. 

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The power of ideas

In 1981, there is one suggestion that Kalachoor Narayanan Nair Raghunathan will always remember.

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Blazing the trail forward on Emirati Women’s Day

EGA is targeting 25 per cent women in supervisory roles by 2025. Najeeba Al Jabri and Shaikha Al Shehhi were female pioneers in their technical fields.


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A family of smelters

Sergey Akhmetov’s passion for aluminium smelting began when he was just a boy, growing up in Siberia.

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Learning to unlock the genius

A lifelong love of uncovering hidden talents has enabled Jacqui Roberts to develop, grow and inspire others.

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Raising the level

Overcoming heart-breaking personal tragedy, René Désiré Morel plays a pivotal role in ensuring bauxite exports are on track in the Republic of Guinea

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Shifting forces

Working through weekend and overnight shifts, Khadija Al Abbasi is a pioneer for her generation

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Passing on the torch

‘I’m a happy person’ – Mehboob Hussain has two passions: his work and his family. But ultimately what drives him is his commitment to learning and knowledge sharing.

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Innovation needs agility

Agile working opens doors for EGA’s bold aspirations on innovating the future of aluminium production and becoming a talent-driven organisation.

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Trust the process

Maryam Alhaffar and Alexandra Robak are ensuring the value of integrity & fairness is etched throughout EGA.

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Setting the benchmark

Keen hiker Rania Tayeh has an ambition to make EGA a CSR role model for the region by tying into EGA’s bold aspiration of ‘embedding sustainability in everything we do’

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Baby on board

For Zaher Al Habtari, EGA’s Executive Vice President overseeing Capital Projects, Alumina & Bauxite, developing multi-billion dollar projects is like raising children.

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Innovation in action

How Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud is collaborating with the brightest minds at renowned universities to ensure EGA is always top of the class

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Full steam ahead for Hadjiratou

Train loading supervisor overcame tragic death of her husband to become first female employee in the mining operations of Guinea Alumina Corporation, EGA’s bauxite mining subsidiary.

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Pioneering first for Emirati women

Lubna Qassem is the first female Graduate Engineer in the Potline section of EGA’s Operations and the first woman to work shifts at EGA Jebel Ali.

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Asian dreams

Mohammad Qanbar, EGA’s Senior Director of Marketing & Sales Asia, has helped spur a thriving Eastern success story

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Conserving Guinea’s biodiversity

Sebastien Regnaut works for Guinea Alumina Corporation, developing one of the world’s largest biodiversity offsets

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Safety first and always

Rae-lyn Hammond wanted to be a firefighter since she was a young girl and now the fitness enthusiast enjoys living her dream every day at EGA

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A testimony to Emiratisation

Ibrahim Al Bastaki, Director of Operations and Maintenance at EGA’s power plant in Jebel Ali, was a childhood football star who chose engineering as a career. He credits EGA with developing his talent and fulfilling his professional goals

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