Icsoba

The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium

ICSOBA Presidents

Beginning in 2018 the ICSOBA President is elected by the Board of Directors and comes from the organization becoming the host sponsor of the annual event. In the 55 years of ICSOBA’s endeavor, 15 individuals enjoyed the honor of serving the society as President.

Guanghui Lang

Guanghui Lang

Chairman of the Board, Sunstone Development Co., Ltd.
China has the largest output and consumption of aluminium worldwide, and is one of the major exporters of raw materials for the aluminum industry. I sincerely hope that ICSOBA could work more closely and deeply with the Chinese aluminium industry and contribute its efforts for further prosperity and development of the Chinese and global aluminium industries.
Viktor Mann

Viktor Mann

2019 ICSOBA President Technical Director RUSAL
Raphael Costa

Raphael Costa

Technology Director Hydro Bauxite & Alumina
ICSOBA is well-known for enabling knowledge exchange in the areas of fundamental research, technology development and innovation in the bauxite/ alumina/ aluminium value chain. The tangible benefits for the member companies, including Hydro, directly or indirectly derived from the ideas promoted by ICSOBA are: - better product quality, conceptual improvements in the design of new plants or in retrofitting of existing plants, leading to gains in throughput...
Dr. Claude Vanvoren

Dr. Claude Vanvoren

Vice President Strategic Projects, Technology and Project Development, Rio Tinto Aluminium
Over last 55 years ICSOBA continues to unite aluminium industry professionals and organizations, providing a travelling forum for discussions and exchange of experience from research and current practice. Beyond this objective, ICSOBA is striving towards its vision to be The Technology Conference of the Aluminium Industry, for the Aluminium Industry.
Dr. Ali Al Zarouni

Dr. Ali Al Zarouni

Senior Vice President, Jebel Ali Operations, Technology Development and Transfer
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
Dr. Frank Feret

Dr. Frank Feret

Retired senior technology consultant – Arvida R&D Centre of Rio Tinto Alcan
It is a great honor to serve the members of ICSOBA. Together, we cover the entire spectrum of the aluminum industry, and share a common conviction for its strategic role in global development. We find strength in the diversity of our respective social and economic frameworks, as we share research and influence progress at annual conferences that travel with our expansive footprint.
Guanghui Lang

Guanghui Lang

2020

Viktor Mann

Viktor Mann

2019

Raphael Costa

Raphael Costa

2018

Dr. Claude Vanvoren

Dr. Claude Vanvoren

2016-2017

Dr. Ali Al Zarouni

Dr. Ali Al Zarouni

2015

Dr. Frank Feret

Dr. Frank Feret

2011 - 2014

Board of Directors

Dr. Claude Vanvoren

Dr. Claude Vanvoren

Chairman

Association:
C2V Consulting

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Dr. Frank Feret

Dr. Frank Feret

Vice Chairman, CEO

Association:
ICSOBA

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Matthieu Arlettaz

Matthieu Arlettaz

Director - Conference Management

Association:
R&D Carbon

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Dr. Andrey Panov

Dr. Andrey Panov

Vice Chairman, Secretary General

Association:
Rusal

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Michel Reverdy

Michel Reverdy

Program Director

Association:
Emirates Global Aluminium

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Prof. Houshang Alamdari

Prof. Houshang Alamdari

Director, University Affairs

Association:
Laval University, REGAL

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Dr. Bijoy Satpathy

Dr. Bijoy Satpathy

Acting Director, Asia

Association:
Indian Institute of Technology

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ICSOBA Regional Ambassadors

To support its strategic objectives, ICSOBA aims to increase its worldwide visibility and capacity to regularly interact with Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium players around the world.

For this purpose, ICSOBA aims to deploy a network of regional “ambassadors”.

ICSOBA Regional Ambassadors (IRA) are persons demonstrating the willingness to support ICSOBA future by successfully identifying new Corporate Members as well as contributing to the success of ICSOBA annual conference. There could be several IRA for the same region in order to cover all subjects of forthcoming ICSOBA conference (for example: B&A, Smelting, Academia, …).

ICSOBA Regional Ambassadors demonstrating the willingness to be associated to ICSOBA on the long run and achieving results will be rewarded and incentivised.

ICSOBA Regional Ambassadors (IRA) are proposed to the Board and are appointed by the Board.

Feel free to contact any Board Member to further discuss those positions.

Dr. Pratapaditya Mishra

Dr. Pratapaditya Mishra

Additional Director General

Association:
Aluminium Association of India

Country: India

Domain: Aluminium

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Roberto Seno Junior

Roberto Seno Junior

Technology Manager

Association:
Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio CBA

Country: Brazil

Domain: Bauxite & Alumina

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Carlos Enrique Suarez

Carlos Enrique Suarez

Global Mining
Applications Consultant

Association: Solenis

Country: USA

Domain: Bauxite & Alumina

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Yi Xiaobing

Yi Xiaobing

Vice Chief Engineer

Association:
GAMI, CHALIECO, CHINALCO

Country: P.R.China

Domain: Aluminium

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