Rusal announces an organizational change within sales
Effective 01 November 2016, Bob Katsiouleris is appointed as Export Sales Director reporting to Steve Hodgson, Rusal’s Sales & Marketing Director.
In this new role Bob will focus on executing our regional strategies, responding to global sales opportunities and competitive threats, and aligning the sales regions to rapidly respond via regional trading opportunities. Bob will also work closely with the key directorates in Rusal to continuously meet and exceed our customers’ expectations in the areas of quality, delivery and competitive market offerings. The Europe Sales Director, Asian Sales Director and the President of Rusal America will report to him.
‘As Rusal’s sales and customer portfolios become increasingly more complex and globally diverse, I recognise a greater need to adapt and adopt best practices and innovations between our sales regions in order to continue our strong growth path. This change will also allow greater leadership attention on engaging our major trading partners, implementing core projects relating to our marketing programs and improving internal systems development which are critical to the longer term development of our company’, Steve Hodgson, Rusal’s Sales & Marketing Director, commented.
Bob Katsiouleris has more than 15 years of experience in senior operational and commercial roles markets including base metals and industrial minerals. Prior joining Rusal in 2015 he worked as Senior Vice President Marketing, Sourcing and Sales as well as a period as interim SVP Mining, based in Zurich. Prior to 2013 Bob was Chief Commercial Officer at Rio Tinto Minerals, based in Denver, with accountability for global sales, marketing and R and D. Bob holds a Bachelor degree in Mining and Metallurgy from the McGill University, Quebec, and an MBA from the Pepperdine University in the USA.
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