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Zaid joined CRU Consulting in January 2017, bringing extensive experience from the aluminium and nonferrous metals industry.

Prior to CRU, Zaid spent more than six years in the Middle East working for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), where he led the market research unit and held various positions within marketing and sales, corporate strategy and finance. He previously worked in London for several years for a number of commodity-focused consultants as an analyst, where he also managed the precious and base metals research unit at Diapason Commodities Management. He began his commodities research career in 2002 as a global energy economist with AUPEC, an oil and gas consultancy firm.

Zaid holds an MA with honours in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. Zaid is fluent in Arabic and French.

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Impact of EU safeguard tariffs and sanctions on the EU downstream aluminium sector

Sanctions and higher tariffs will increase costs for EU aluminium semis producers and consumers and the main winners will be Chinese producers of primary and semis.

By Zaid Aljanabi & Rebecca Gordon 19 September 2018