John Bevan, ceo of Alumina Ltd, has been made the new chairman of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), replacing Norsk Hydro ceo Svein Richard Brandtzæg.
The appointment was made at the IAI’s 81st board of directors meeting in Abu Dhabi on April 30.
“We see growing demand for lightweight, strong, safe and energy efficient aluminium products across all market segments and, through the IAI, we will continue to promote the aluminium story, which is of one of sustainability and resource efficiency all along the metal’s value chain,” Bevan said in a statement.
IAI secretary general Ron Knapp welcomed Bevan and also praised Brandtzæg’s work over the last two years as Bevan’s predecessor in the role.
“Svein Richard’s engagement during his term of office reflects his commitment to a strong industry and to a metal of the future. We are pleased that he will continue to be actively involved in the institute’s work in the coming years as IAI vice chair,” Knapp said.