Aquilino Paolucci Named President of Alcoa Latin America and the Caribbean
A. Paolucci succeeds Franklin Feder who is retiring from Alcoa effective 1 August after 23 years with the company. In addition to overseeing Alcoa’s operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, A. Paolucci (49), has also been named President of Global Primary Products (GPP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, with responsibility for all GPP operations in the region. A. Paolucci reports to Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld for the regional role and to GPP Chief Operating Officer Roy Harvey for the GPP role. A. Paolucci joined Alcoa in 2004 and has 28 years experience in finance, including as Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa LAC as well as the CFO of the Brazilian subsidiaries of Pharmacia & Upjohn and then Monsanto, after the two pharmaceutical companies merged. He also introduced Compaq Computer and the American National Can Company, now part of Rexam Can, to the Brazil market. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mackenzie University/US and an MBA from Ibmec School of Business/US. For the past 23 years, F. Feder has had a major role in guiding and leading Alcoa’s growth. As Director of Corporate Development he handled the acquisition of several of today’s most successful downstream businesses. Later, as the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, he was responsible for Alcoa’s international expansion planning. Since taking over leadership of the Latin America and Caribbean region, he presided over the dramatic growth of Alcoa Brazil’s alumina and aluminum portfolio.