Alberto Fabrini was appointed Executive Vice President and member of Hydro’s Corporate Management Board in 2014. He was previously Chief Operating Officer in Bauxite & Alumina and plant manager of the Albras primary plant in Brazil.
Fabrini has also held the position as plant manager of Hydro’s former part-owned Alpart alumina refinery in Jamaica and plant manager at Hydro’s Kurri Kurri primary plant in Australia.
Eivind Kallevik has been appointed acting EVP/Head of Bauxite & Alumina business area. The process to find a permanent successor has started and will be communicated in due time. Kallevik will at the same time remain in his position as CFO.
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