Sohar Aluminium (SA) recently announced appointing Mr. Agnello Borim as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new capacity Agnello will be leading the Reduction Operations, Services and Maintenance, Technical Department, Anode Plant, Casthouse, Port and Lab Areas.


Agnello has 28 years of experience working in large global companies in the metallurgical and mining sector while holding leadership positions including Vice President and Director in complex industrial facilities that included some of the largest producers of primary Aluminium in the world. These include Alcoa, Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), BHP Billiton, Murabeni, Chinalco and Rio Tinto.


Agnello previously worked in the fields of manufacturing, financial management, engineering, maintenance and reliability, quality management systems, strategic thinking and other support areas, involving an extensive and systemic overview of all manufacturing processes in the Aluminium Business.


Agnello has an MBA from IBMEC Business School for Executive Education in Sao Paulo, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Metallurgy and Mines in Minas Gerais in Brazil.


Agnello will be the custodian of the SA’s Productivity Pillar, overseeing the development of the strategies and contributing in driving the overall business strategy of Sohar Aluminium.

We are confident that Agnello’s extensive expertise, will be an invaluable asset to Sohar Aluminium and help the company grow and achieve more successes in the future.

Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.