Fadhel Malalla Alansari
Executive Advisor

Mr. Alansari has had a long and successful career in the industry, starting as a Power Plant Engineer and working progressively through the ranks to achieve his current position as GPIC’s Executive Advisor. He has also committed himself to extensive training and development throughout his working life in order to achieve these advancements, beginning with his initial training in Electrical Engineering, for which he obtained a BSc from Kuwait University, and consistently adding to his foundation of knowledge with multitudinal training courses to further develop his skills and expertise. 

Mr. Alansari has undergone extensive training and development both in Bahrain and overseas, and through this commitment to continuous professional development, he has obtained the University of Virginia, Darden School of Economics Executive Management Programme Diploma and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Proficient (PMP) Certification. 

Mr. Alansari began his career by working as a Power Plant Engineer for 6 years before joining GPIC at the end of 1990. After starting at GPIC, he has progressed his career steadily, beginning as a Shift Supervisor, before swiftly moving to Superintendent level. After this, Mr. Alansari moved to heading up all Plants Operation sections before being appointed as Plants Operation Coordinator reporting directly to the Plants Operation Manager. After 15 years of experience in the operation of GPIC plants, Mr. Al Ansari was appointed as Maintenance Manager in January 2005 and served in that position for three years. In January 2008, he was appointed as Technical Services Manager, then Plants Operation Manager in January 2011. 

Mr. Alansari was promoted to the position of General Manager Manufacturing in November 2011 and in July 2018 he was appointed as General Manager Corporate Support where he served in this position until he was appointed as Executive Advisor in July 2021. 

Mr. Alansari in his current role serves as an advisor and mentor to developing Executive management to take over higher positions as well as carrying out special assignements and projects for the company. He is also an active member of various important bodies and committees, including Kingdom of Bahrain representative in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Electrical Interconnection Advisory and Regulatory Committee. In addition, Mr. Alansari is a member of the Strategic Advisory Team of the International Fertilizer Producers Association (IFA) Communications and Public Affairs Committee, and previously served in the Strategic Advisory Team of the Technical Committee of IFA for 12 years where he served as the Convenor of Energy Efficiency Benchmarking for 6 years and the Convenor of Conferences and Training for 6 years. Mr. Alansari is also a life member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

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Jehad Ali Khalfan
Finance & Marketing Manager (FMM)

Mr. Khalfan was accredited with a Certified Management Accountant, CMA by The Institute of Management Accountants, USA in November 2004, with more than thirty years overall experience in finance and insurance that covered various areas including management, financial, strategic planning and insurance responsibilities. Additionally, He also has a Certificate of Business Continuity attained in September 2014 from The Institute of Business Continuity Management, UK. He is a Bachelor of Business Administration class of May 1990 from St. Edward’s University at Austin, Texas, USA.

Mr. Khalfan had participated in many projects to setup and administer the financial functions, thus necessitating to manage, work within and leading teams effectively. He has attended many Management Leadership and Team building courses from The Darden School of Business, Virginia, USA and The Trust Leadership, London, UK

Mr. Khalfan started his career in Gulf Air in 1990 and worked for 15 years in its Finance Department rotating through various sections and leaving Gulf Air on February 2005 as Regional Finance Manager to join Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.’s Finance Department with the post of Financial Accounting Superintendent, and later in August 2007 made the transition to the post of Management Accounting Superintendent, to be promoted to Finance Manager in February 2018, in July 2018 he has promoted to Finance and Marketing Manager to oversee the full functioning of the financial and marketing activities.

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Ahmed Mubarak Alarabi
Procurement & Warehousing Manager (PWM)

Mr. Ahmed Al Arabi is a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S.c. in Mechanical Engineering. After his graduation from the University of Bahrain, he joined Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) on 29 August 1989 as a Trainee Methanol Shift Supervisor in the Plants Operation Department.

Following extensive training and development program both in Bahrain and overseas, Mr. Al Arabi held number of key positions in the Plants Operations Department including Methanol Shift Supervisor, and then was promoted to Senior Shift Supervisor in-charge of the entire Complex's operations. He was also part of Urea Plant project team during engineering stage in Yokohama-Japan, and then construction & commissioning phases in Bahrain.

Mr. Al Arabi also graduated from the Gulf Leadership Development Program in USA, Virginia University, Darden School of Business between January-April 2010.

In 2002, Mr. Al Arabi was promoted to Materials & Procurement Superintendent in-charge of the whole Company's materials supply & warehousing. During this stage, Ahmed introduced new technology to the Section including Bar Coding of stock materials, e Procurement, new Materials Management System (SAP), materials cataloging, & complete modernization of warehouses.

On 1st July 2018, Mr. Al Arabi was promoted to the position of Procurement & Warehousing Manager reporting to the General Manager Manufacturing.

Mr. Al Arabi is a member of Bahrain Society of Engineers and various local and regional committees and organizations.

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Dr. Omar Naser Al Bastaki
Secretary to the Board (SB)

Dr. Al Bastaki has had a successful career in the company, starting as a trainee in the Finance Department and working progressively through the ranks to achieve his current two positions; GPIC’s Chief Internal Auditor and Secretary to the Board. He has also committed himself to extensive training and development throughout his working life in order to achieve these advancements. Dr. Al Bastaki consistently added to his foundation of knowledge with multiple training courses to further develop his skills and expertise. Dr. Al Bastaki has also undergone intensive training at shareholding companies, mainly Saudi Basic Industries Company (SABIC) in Saudi Arabia and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) in Kuwait.

On an educational level, Dr. Al Bastaki obtained a BSc in Accounting from the University of Bahrain, and through his commitment to continuous professional development, he has obtained a Masters of Science in Finance Degree ‘With Distinction’, Depaul University, Chicago, Illinois, along with a PhD from Brunel University, London. Dr. Al Bastaki is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and he completed the University of Virginia, Darden School of Economics Executive Management & Leadership Programme.

He is also a member of various important bodies, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Dr. Al Bastaki is a Board Member in the Bahrain Institute of Internal Auditors and an Audit Committee Member in the Social Insurance Organisation.

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