Tim Murray

Tim Murray

Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Virtues Consulting

Tim Murray is CEO of Cardinal Virtues Consulting, Inc with over 20 years of executive leadership experience and has a wide array of financial experience.

Tim spent 12 years with Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) where he was CEO for 7 years. At Alba he also held the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Alba is the largest smelter in the world ex-China with annual sales of approximately US$4 billion and 4,000 employees.
Under Tim’s leadership Alba’s successfully completed the Line 6 mega-project which was a $3 billion expansion project implemented over 4 years. The Line project that was delivered ahead of schedule and $400 million under budget.
Tim recently published his first book called “CEO Words of Wisdom (WoWs)”. The WoWs have received significant positive feedback on Amazon and is considered a must-read leadership book. Harvard also published the “Managing Blackout at Alba” case study which focused on Tim’s leadership during a crisis situation. Tim is a guest lecturer at Harvard where the case is taught as part of their top ranked MBA program.
Tim is considered an expert on Safety and was awarded the “CEO Who Gets it” award from the US National Safety Council for his contributions to worker safety.
Tim holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University as well as a degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University where he is also an adjunct professor teaching classes on the impact of CEO leadership.

Panelist: SESSION: Investment
Is it Survival of the Bravest? How can we increase prospects of investments in the world of green and low carbon aluminium?

Keynote Speaker: SESSION: Energy
Wealth Flows from Energy and Ideas: The future is green energy. How does the aluminium industry get there?

All Sessions by Tim Murray

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Energy | Wealth Flows from Energy and Ideas: The future is green energy. How does the aluminium industry get there?

The aluminium industry has never been afraid to build power plants to service aluminium smelters. There are countless examples throughout the history of the aluminium industry. Does the same still apply now and in the future? Previously it mattered less how the electricity was generated. Today we must consider renewable energy, hydroelectricity, nuclear energy and other breakthrough technologies. What will the future in energy investment look like in real terms?

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm

  • Let's look at the world map - what is the status quo? Where are the big investments in aluminium smelters happening around the world? Are there any new smelters being commissioned?
  • What are Investors' priorities in terms of return of investment? What are the elements that need to be considered for investing in new smelters or pursuing expansions? Is the current risk vs. reward balance against investment?
  • What about inert anode? Hydroelectricity? Green Aluminium? Carbon capture and storage? What are the key prospects to opening new capacity or upgrading existing plants?
  • Are there limitations from governments about energy consumption limits that affect the aluminium business investment decisions?
  • Can existing smelters survive if they do not invest in green aluminium?
  • Do investors see more value in investing in primary smelting? upstream? downstream?
  • How can we better manage investors risks?