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Hydro CEO new chair of IAI

Hydro's President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg has been elected chairperson of International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the global aluminium industry association.

“I am honored by this appointment, at a time when aluminium metal and materials are experiencing strong growth, and as the industry faces both short-term challenges and long-term opportunities,” Brandtzæg said.

“The world is looking to lower its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the outstanding performance of its products in use and its recyclability, we see aluminium as part of the solution to climate change. At the same time, the industry constantly strives to meet growing demand for aluminium, producing more with less.”

Brandtzæg is appointed IAI chair for a period of two years – and replaces Artem Volynets from UC Rusal.

“Artem has provided us with strong, positive leadership during the global market upheaval that all of us have faced over the past two years – and I am looking forward to building on the work underway here in the IAI,” said Brandtzæg.