International Aluminium Institute Appoints Gervais Jacques as Chair

Gervais Jacques, Managing Director Atlantic at Rio Tinto Aluminium, has been appointed Chair of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), at the 93rd meeting of its Board of Directors in Hong Kong. G. Jacques has over 25 years experience across all facets of Rio Tinto's aluminium operations. Prior to his current role, G. Jacques was Chief Commercial Officer Rio Tinto Alcan, responsible for all the commercial and marketing activities worldwide for bauxite, alumina and aluminium. As IAI Chair he succeeds Hilde Merete Aasheim, Executive Vice President of Hydro's Aluminium Metal business, at the end of her two-year tenure.

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