Engr. Salam Al Sharif
Engr. Salam Al Sharif has 30 years field experience in business. He graduated in 1984 from Texas A&M University with a double major in Civil and Metallurgy Engineer, and worked as Civil Engineer for two years. He joined the family business in 1986 and has helped boost business volumes tenfold and acquired domestic and international recognition in the Metal Industry.
Extensive knowledge and exposure in the metals field has given him an accumulated experience of 65 years, especially when he has worked hand in hand with his father, the late Chairman Mahmoud Al Sharif and now with the 3 younger brothers. He is now serving as Chairman of Sharif Group and leading the 3rd generation team into a succession plan to the 4th generation.
During his career he has held several positions at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) from a Board Member to Vice President and Middle East Representative and is currently serving as Chairman of the Ambassadors Committee. He is also involved in spearheading the Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR), a non-profit organization representing suppliers/traders in the Middle East recycling industry.
Sharif Metals was established in 1963 as a family-owned company and the pioneer recycler of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the Middle East region with 11 scrap yards across GCC and the Mediterranean. The company recycles full range of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals and is a producer of secondary Aluminum and Lead Alloys in the GCC.
Engr. SALAM AL SHARIF is frequently been invited as ‘Guest Speaker’ in different renowned local and international forums in the recycling and environmental industries.