Executive Vice President of Hydro’s Primary Metal business, Hilde Merete Aasheim, has been appointed Chair of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI).
Aasheim takes over from Abdulla Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Global Aluminium, who is stepping down.
"It is a great honor for me to have been elected by my peers to Chair the Institute at this time of unprecedented change in the aluminium industry," says Aasheim in a press release from IAI.
"I look forward to building on Abdulla's achievements over the last two years to advance further the role our modern metal plays in improving people's quality of life, through its innovative applications and unique properties.
"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 sustainability and resource efficiency along the metal's value chain."