Alcoa Announces Leadership Transition

Alcoa Announces Leadership Transition

William F. Oplinger succeeds Roy C. Harvey as president and CEO of Alcoa Corp.

Alcoa Corporation announced today that William F. Oplinger has been elected to serve as President and CEO of the company and as a member of its board of directors. Oplinger succeeds Roy C. Harvey, effective September 24, 2023, who will serve as strategic advisor to the CEO until the end of this year.

Oplinger, 56, has served as the company’s executive vice president and COO since February 2023 and previously served as the company’s executive vice president and CFO from November 2016 to February 2023 as well COO for the global primary products (GPP) division and oversaw its mining, refining, smelting, casting and energy businesses. Harvey had served as CEO since November 2016 and as president since May 2017. The transition of the president and CEO roles reflects the company’s succession planning process.

“Roy has guided Alcoa since its launch as a public company in November 2016, helping to transform Alcoa into the stronger and more resilient company that it is today,” said Steven Williams, the company’s non-executive chairman of the board. “On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we extend our sincerest gratitude to Roy for his service and his lasting contributions to Alcoa.”

Williams continued: “Our Board believes Bill’s extensive experience with Alcoa makes him well-positioned to carry the company forward.”

“I am extremely honored to lead a company with such a rich legacy and build upon the progress we’ve made over these past several years,” Oplinger said. “We’ve strengthened our Company and we will be focused on executing on our strategies to create value today while we work on our long-term vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future.”

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