Amal Al-Borno, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Amal’s energy, enthusiasm and broad international experience have enabled her to lead Charter Coating Service (2000) Ltd. into the 21st century with incredible success. Her analytical and technical skills have helped to make Charter Coating a leader in the testing, consulting and inspection of protective coatings.
Following her chemistry degree from Kuwait University, Amal moved to England to do her doctorate in organic chemistry. The following ten years of applied and industrial research at the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) helped her develop skills in planning, supervising, managing, and executing research projects as well as training of junior staff. After working at Charter Coating in the early 90’s, giving her a taste for the protective coatings business, she moved to Rice University in Texas where her skills in research and project management were further honed. This led on to working in the center of the oil and gas industry as she joined Champion Technologies in Texas where she was a consultant for research and development management in various areas. Amal moved to Canada in 2000 as she and her husband had a vision for heading up Charter Coating and making it a world leader in the protective coatings business. As president of the company Amal has led the expansion of facilities, equipment and staff. With Amal, Charter’s turnover has expanded 10-fold with clients from all over the world. She also led the company to completion of the stringent demands of laboratory accreditation to ISO 17025.