Satish Pai was appointed as chairman of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI)**

PERSON AND PLACES

Mr.Satish Pai was appointed as the Chairman of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI). IAI is the only body representing the global primary aluminium industry.

Previously Mr.Pai served as the Managing Director at Hindalco Industries. He was the driving force behind Hindalco's transformation from an upstream company to a fully integrated aluminium player with products that input into future-critical industries such as EV mobility and low carbon transportation. Hindalco became the first aluminium company to achieve 100 percent utilisation of bauxite residue in three of the refineries.

He succeeds Mr.Ben Kahrs, appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer of Alcoa Corporation.

Mr.Pai is an engineer by education and profession, Satish earlier worked with Schlumberger, based out of Paris, where he was responsible for Schlumberger’s operations globally.

The objective of IAI is to promote the sustainable development of the aluminium industry and to increase demand for aluminium products by raising awareness of their unique and valuable properties.

IAI members are engaged in the production of bauxite, alumina, aluminium, the recycling of aluminium, or the fabrication of aluminium in all major producing regions.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Mr.Satish Pai was appointed as the Chairman of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI).
  • Previously Mr.Pai served as the Managing Director at Hindalco Industries. He was the driving force behind Hindalco's transformation from an upstream company to a fully integrated aluminium player with products that input into future-critical industries such as EV mobility and low carbon transportation. 
  • He succeeds Mr.Ben Kahrs, appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer of Alcoa Corporation.
  • The objective of IAI is to promote the sustainable development of the aluminium industry and to increase demand for aluminium products by raising awareness of their unique and valuable properties.

   Facts to know:

  • The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) was established in 1972. 
  • IAI is the only body representing the global primary aluminium industry.
  • IAI members are engaged in the production of bauxite, alumina, aluminium, the recycling of aluminium, or the fabrication of aluminium in all major producing regions.
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