Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, has scooped two major awards at the 2023 Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) Annual Conference and Awards, held this week at the Four Seasons Hotel – Bahrain Bay.
The MEIRA 2023: From ESG to Sustainable Capital Markets was hosted by Bahrain Bourse in collaboration with the Central Bank of Bahrain, and featured a diverse lineup of discussions and panels that explored the GCC market's structure, growth potential, regulatory environment, and emerging trends, ESG landscape, and IR developments.
Alba won the ‘Leading Corporate for Investor Relations (IR) in Bahrain’ as well as the ‘Best Investor Relations Professional – Bahrain; awards.
Commenting on this win, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said: “We are proud to have been recognized as the top Investor Relations Lead Corporate in Bahrain. What made this recognition more meaningful is that this time, we have collected it from our home - the Kingdom of Bahrain. Scooping this award for the 12th year in a row is a strong vote of confidence for everything we do in Investor Relations, and I thank Director Investor Relations and her team for going above and beyond to set the benchmark in IR best practices as we navigate the dynamic business landscape.”
Adding further, Alba’s Director – Investor Relations, Insurance & Corporate Secretary, and recipient of the Best Investor Relations Professional – Bahrain Award, Eline Hilal, said: “I am incredibly humbled to receive this award as the top Investor Relations lead in Bahrain and the region for more than a decade. Transparent, strong governance and proactive communication are the cornerstone of everything we do in IR. Our aim is to continue shaping the Company’s narrative, foster trust with our investors and build strong relationships with our financial community as to why they should own Alba stock.”
Hilal was a key panelist on the topic of ‘Integrating ESG into IR’ at the Conference on November 13 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel - Bahrain, alongside investment, sustainability and IR professionals from well-known companies in the region. – TradeArabia News Service