Agnello Borim has been appointed chief operating officer of Sohar Aluminium. In his new position, he will lead the Reduction Operations, Services and Maintenance, Technical Department, Anode Plant, Casthouse, Port and Lab areas. Borim will also be the custodian of the company’s Productivity Pillar, overseeing the development of the strategies and contributing in driving the overall business strategy of Sohar Aluminium.
Borim has 28 years of experience working in large global companies in the metallurgical and mining sector while holding leadership positions such as VP and director in complex industrial facilities that included some of the largest producers of primary aluminium in the world. These include Alcoa, Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden), BHP Billiton, Murabeni, Chinalco and Rio Tinto.
He also worked in the fields of manufacturing, financial management, engineering, maintenance and reliability, quality management systems, strategic thinking and other support areas, involving an extensive and systemic overview of all manufacturing processes in the aluminium business.
Borim has an MBA from IBMEC Business School for Executive Education in Sao Paulo, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Metallurgy and Mines in Minas Gerais in Brazil.