Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)’s Information Technology Department won the IT Team of the Year Award at the ICT Achievement Awards 2013 that took place at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai on Sunday, October 20, 2013. IT Manager, Esam Hadi was at the ceremony to receive the IT Team of the Year award on behalf of the team. Commenting on the IT Team winning the award in Dubai, Esam Hadi said: \"I would like to congratulate the Team on winning this prestigious award and demonstrating the kind of success that can be achieved through effective team work. Over the years, the IT Team has followed a clear principle in strengthening the information technology backbone of our operations, namely, speed, agility and simplicity. It has enabled them to play a supportive role in bolstering the overall production processes at the plant as well as in boosting interaction and communication between departments and external organisations.\" In April 2013, Alba was praised for its information technology initiatives at the Bahrain International e-Government Forum and IT Expo 2013 where Alba emerged as the winner of the e-Government Excellence Award 2013 in the e-Economy category.