European Aluminium Announced Kjetil Ebbesberg as its New Chair
“Under Pierre’s chairmanship, European Aluminium demonstrated leadership on climate change, trade and innovation to ensure our industry’s long-term future in Europe,” said Gerd Götz, European Aluminium General Director. “In particular, the Sustainability Roadmap launched in 2015 guides our industry’s endeavour to produce and deliver aluminium in a more sustainable manner. In this respect, integrating the recycling division into European Aluminium was the decisive step that completed the full representation of the whole value chain and strengthened our work on the circular economy.” Pierre Vareille, CEO of Constellium since 2012, spent two years at the helm of the European Aluminium Executive Committee and over four years as a member. He retired from his position at Constellium, consequently resigning from his role as Chairman of European Aluminium. As Vice-Chairman of European Aluminium since 2015, Kjetil Ebbesberg will statutorily replace Pierre Vareille as Chairman until the next General Assembly. Kjetil Ebbesberg is Executive Vice President of the Rolled Products business area at Hydro. He has worked for Hydro since 1996, including as Chief Financial Officer for Metal Products, Head of BU Foundry Alloys and EVP Metal Markets, and is a full Executive Board member of Hydro.