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The Directing Council of the Brazilian Aluminum Association today unanimously elected Alberto Fabrini Junior, of Norsk Hydro, as its President for the 2015/2017 biennium.

To lead the decisions of the new Council, elected at the Annual General Meeting on November 16, the President will count on the collaboration of Vice President Mario Fernandez, from Recicla BR. Milton Rego remains as Executive President.

Fabrini thanked the trust and stressed the importance of Hydro's participation, for the first time in the presidency of the ABAL Council, as well as the turnover among the associates of the entity in charge to contribute to the challenges of the aluminum industry in Brazil. “As chairman of the Board, I will work to ensure that the association achieves its priority objectives, which are to promote the development and competitiveness of the Brazilian aluminum industry, thereby encompassing the maintenance of jobs, the generation of wealth and defending national production in relation to products. imported, among other actions. It is an industry that needs to have its relevance increasingly recognized for the country ”, he stressed.

According to Milton Rego, the changes that were made in the Association in the last term, with new statutes and more participatory governance, open the way for a more dynamic entity, capable of responding more efficiently to the challenges of the entire chain. "The choice of the Board by Norsk Hydro and the Recicla BR Group, companies that represent the entire aluminum chain and have a recent history of major investments, reinforces this positioning", he comments.


Alberto Fabrini Junior is Executive Vice President of the Bauxite & amp; Alumina, responsible for Hydro's operations in Brazil and member of the company's Corporate Board since June 2014.

Previously, Fabrini was Chief Operating Officer in the Bauxite & amp; Alumina, also at Hydro. During 2013, he was the President of Albras, a primary aluminum factory, a joint venture between Hydro and NAAC- Nippon Amazon Aluminum Co. Ltd.
Fabrini has more than 30 years of experience in the aluminum industry , having been CEO of the Hydro plant in Kurri Kurri, Australia and General Manager of the bauxite and alumina operations at Jamalco, a joint venture between Alcoa and the Government of Jamaica, and Alpart, a joint venture between Hydro and Rusal. He also held several other positions at Alcoa.

Alberto Fabrini Junior holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, with specialization courses in environmental management at York University Canada and a global management course at Thunderbird School of Global Management (Canada and the United States).

The following executives complete the board:


Alcoa Alumínio S.A.
Effective: José Aurelio Drummond Junior
Alternate: Dario Albagli

Norsk Hydro do Brasil Ltda
Effective: Alberto Fabrini Junior
Substitute: Og Maércio Bernardi

Novelis do Brasil Ltda
Effective: Tadeu Nardocci
Substitute: Francisco Eduardo Pires

Votorantim Metais - CBA & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;
Effective: Ricardo Carvalho
Substitute: Luis Jorge P. Leal Nunes


Effective: Geraldo Rodriguez Lopez (Alumínio Heidorn Ltda)
Substitute: Fernando Kadayan (Metal Lamination Fundalumin Indústria e Comércio Ltda)


Effective: Mário A. Franco Fernandez (Recicla BR)
Substitute: Luiz Alberto Lopes (SPS Supplies for Siderurgia Ltda)


Effective: Sergio Vendrasco (Sapa Aluminum Brasil Ltda)
Substitute: Adalberto Morales (Prolind Industrial Ltda)


Effective: Roberto Antonio Seta (Phelps Dodge International Brasil Ltda)
Alternate: George Fairman (Alubar Metais e Cabos S.A.)


Effective: Guido de Mathis (Wolfer Metaurgica Indústria e Comércio Ltda) Alternate: Fábio Guaraná (Alumileste Indústria e Comércio Ltda)


Effective: Christian Costa (SOUTH32 Minerals S.A.)
Alternate: Ronaldo Ramos (Alcan Alumina Ltda)

Source: ABAL

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