April 01, 2018
By Hope Martin ’19
Tim Murray ’93, chief executive officer of Aluminum Bahrain, also known as Alba, visited Susquehanna in December to share his strategies for success with students of the Sigmund Weis School of Business.
Murray presented a talk titled CEO Words of Wisdom to about 300 students in Degenstein Center Theater. He spoke about his career path and shared several tips, including the following: you never get a second chance to make a first impression; trust your instincts; don’t equate activity with success; and remember you can always do more than you think.
Murray concluded by suggesting that people should read for 15 minutes each day, and then shared a list of relevant books, such as The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni.
An accounting major at Susquehanna, Murray worked his way up through the industry to lead Alba, one of the largest aluminum smelters in the world, in 2012. He previously was Alba’s chief financial officer.