GARMCO, the Bahrain-based international aluminum rolling mill and one of the largest downstream aluminum facilities in the Middle East, announced it has appointed Mr. Khushroo Patel as CFO of the Company. He is responsible for leading and managing the areas of Finance, Purchasing and ICT.
Mr. Patel brings more than 30 years of finance, administration and systems accounting experience to GARMCO as well as a deep knowledge gained working in regional and international markets.
This includes senior finance roles across large multinational corporations engaged in diverse business activities covering construction, chemicals, automotive manufacturing, import/export, marketing, metals processing and distribution.
Prior to joining GARMCO, Mr. Patel was regional CFO of Sika Services Middle East- Dubai for five years. Other past roles include CFO at Alam Steel Ltd- Dubai, CFO of One Steel Distribution – Australia’s Sheet, Coil & Aluminum Division, CFO of Smorgon Steel Sheet Metal Supplies – Australia, and Commercial Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation – Australia.
Commenting, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lucas, Chief Executive Officer of GARMCO, said, “We are pleased to welcome Khushroo Patel to the Company. His extensive experience and depth of knowledge will bring further strength to our executive team and enable us to continue to enhance our financial reporting and management capabilities. This is an important time of growth for GARMCO, as we seek to expand our reach and strengthen our financial results, and Khushroo will play a leading role in supporting the Company and helping to ensure our financial objectives are met.”
Mr. Patel added, “It is a tremendous opportunity to join such a well reputed and global Company. GARMCO’s leadership team, high quality products and vast business potential made this an attractive role to assume. I look forward to working with GARMCO management and staff to build upon the strong work already being done and to leveraging my background and diverse historical experience to further contribute to the company’s next phase of growth and drive towards enhanced profitability.”
Mr. Patel holds an MBA from the University of New England (Australia). He is also an accredited Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) as well as a member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) in Australia and the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM).
GARMCO prioritizes and makes significant investments in the hiring, training and development of strong human capital.