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Oliver Bell becomes the new WVM President

Hydro's board member Oliver Bell was elected new president of the WirtschaftsVer Vereinung Metals (WVM).

He takes office on January 1, 2013. Bell succeeds Ulrich Grillo, who headed the umbrella organization of the German non-ferrous (NE) metal industry for six years. Grillo is the designated President of the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI). His election is scheduled for November 26, 2012.

The business economist Bell has been leading the corporate initiative for climate protection, energy and resource efficiency of the non-ferrous metal industry - "Metals per climate" for four years. & nbsp; He represents the interests of the non-ferrous metal industry as President of Eurometaux, the European umbrella organization of the NE -Metal industry, as Vice President of the General Association of the German Aluminum Industry, GDA, and in leading bodies of the European Aluminum Association.

Essential platform "Metals per climate" & nbsp;

Bell said in his inaugural address as WVM President before the general meeting: "The topics of resource and energy efficiency and climate protection will continue to be actively dealt with by our industry with our answers and solution concepts as well as our competence. The 'Metals per Climate' corporate initiative is an essential platform to illustrate the achievements and contributions of the non-ferrous metal industry to the public and politicians through best practice examples. I see it as an essential goal to improve the positive material properties of our metals in the supply and value chain. to emphasize and anchor, as we already do with the solution competence of the non-ferrous metal industry for climate protection, energy and resource efficiency. It is important to advance the non-ferrous metal industry as a future-proof, internationally competitive and modern industry. "

Personally, Bell sees "internal and external cooperation" as the crucial points and signals of his work as WVM President. "These are the essential links that will keep society together in the future," said Bell about his new role in the umbrella organization of the non-ferrous metal industry.

burden of high energy costs

The representative of the German non-ferrous metal industry sees his main topics in industrial policy, security of energy and raw material supply, energy and resource efficiency, environmental and climate policy, which are seamlessly linked to those of his predecessor. “As a modern raw materials industry, these issues will continue to keep us in suspense. The challenges are no less, because high energy costs as well as existing and increasing government regulations burden & nbsp; the metal producing and processing companies, "Bell continues.

Oliver Bell has been the Executive Vice President for Rolled Products on the board of Norsk Hydro ASA since 2009. Bell also heads the supervisory board of Germany's largest hydro subsidiaries.

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