European Aluminium (EA), the industry voice of the entire aluminium value chain, has appointed Ingrid Jörg the new chairwoman of the association.
Ingrid Jörg takes over from Emilio Braghi, president at Novelis Europe, who chaired the association from January 2019 to June 2021.
Chairwoman Ingrid Jörg: “I will continue to push for a more ambitious sustainability approach”
Commenting on her election Jörg, president Aerospace and Transportation at Constellium, says: “I feel privileged to be elected Chair of European Aluminium, an organization that strives to have a positive impact on the development of the entire aluminium industry in Europe and optimize our metal’s contribution to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Now that we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of the association’s work on behalf of its members can’t be overstated. As a material with permanent properties, aluminium will be critical for Europe’s recovery and transition to a low-carbon and circular economy. During my chairship, I will continue to push for a more ambitious sustainability approach and the necessary framework conditions for our industry to recover and grow.”
As head of Constellium’s Aerospace and Transportation business since June 2015, Jörg oversees five facilities in France, Switzerland and the US for several markets, including commercial aviation, space, transport, industry and defence. Previously, she served as chief executive of Aleris Rolled Products Europe. During her more than 20 years in the aluminium industry, she also held leadership positions with Alcoa and Amag Austria.
EA acknowledges Emilio Braghi’s commitment during a challenging time
EA’s team and members express their appreciation for Mr. Braghi’s dedication and strategic leadership during a challenging period: “Under Emilio’s chairship, European Aluminium secured favourable outcomes for aluminium in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, launched its Circular Aluminium Action Plan to boost recycling and instigated two successful anti-dumping investigations into Chinese aluminium products. Even at the height of the pandemic, Emilio was always available to provide timely guidance based on his deep industry knowledge. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy but we are confident Ingrid will hit the ground running and build on the progress we’ve made over the last few years,” comments Gerd Götz, EA’s director general.
Emilio Braghi will continue advising the association as a Member of EA’s Executive Committee.
European Aluminium represents more than 85 members with over 600 plants in 30 European countries, covering primary and secondary production as well as semi-fabrication.