Murray: inspiring speech

Murray: inspiring speech

Alba CEO presents ‘Words of Wisdom’

July 2019

ALUMINIUM BAHRAIN (Alba), the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter’s chief executive officer, Tim Murray, showcased his practical knowledge in a keynote presentation during the KPMG Entrepreneurship Forum, which was held in the kingdom, last month.

The presentation was based on Alba’s CEO’s “Words of Wisdom (WoWs)”, which are a collection of principles, quotations and concepts that Murray applied during his tenure as the CEO of one of the world’s leading aluminium smelters, said a company statement.

The forum also addressed other industry-related topics and the impact of Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project on the local economy after its full ramp-up, it said.

Murray said: “At our company, we believe that nothing is more valuable than education and I am pleased to meet with this group of entrepreneurs to share some of the lessons learned being the CEO of Alba.”

“These lessons apply to one’s professional and personal life. Whether being a business owner or an employee, self-belief and hard work will always earn you success in the business world,” he added.

The CEO’s participation comes as part of the KPMG’s Entrepreneurship Forum – an interactive platform established by KPMG since 2014 to bring together entrepreneurs, small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) and owners of family businesses to share ideas, thoughts and up-to-date discussions with industry leaders and CEOs, it stated.

Over 80 representatives from local enterprises came together to discuss leadership and implementation of the second phase of value-added tax (VAT) in Bahrain.

Jamal Fakhro, managing partner at KPMG in Bahrain, welcomed the participants and the key guest speaker, Murray at the beginning of his speech and said: “Building leadership is important for any businesses success; including SMEs, whereby entrepreneurs need to know how to lead their organisations effectively to overcome market challenges.”

Fakhro added: “We are lucky to have Murray at our event today, to shed light on his leadership success story.”

During his presentation, Murray showcased his career timeline and leadership journey with Alba.

“The only way to achieve great things is to love what you do – being a business owner or an employee. Dreams alone don’t work unless you do.” he elaborated.

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