Distinguished Guest Speakers 2006-2023


Mr. Paul Warton, Excecutive Vise President, Head of Hydro Extrusion.
Mr. Ludovic Piquier , Senior Vise President, CTO - Chief Technical Officer, Constellium Europe


Prof. Dr. Mark White, Executive Director, Alumobility, UK
Mr. Benjamin Kahrs , Exectutive Vise President, Chief Innovation Officer, Alcoa, USA (Virtual)
Mr. Einar Glomnes, CEO, Speira GmbH, Germany.


Dr.Ing. Andreas Lützerath, Board Director, Trimet Aluminium SE, Germany
Mr Tim Murray, Cardinal Virtues Consulting, Inc., USA (former CEO Alba-Aluminium Bahrain)
Mr Rob C. J. van Gils, CEO & Managing Partner HAI GROUP, Austria


Cancelled due to Coruna


Dr.Ing Hans Erik Vatne, SVP & CTO – Chief Technology Officer, Hydro ASA, Oslo, Norway
Mr Emilio Braghi, SVP & President, Novelis Europe, Switzerland.


Mr Jack Clark, Senior Vice President & CTO - Chief Technical Officer, Manufacturing Excellence, Constellium, USA
Mr Jean-Baptiste Lucas, CMO - Chief Marketing Officer, Vedanta Limited, India
Mr Tom Petter Johansen, Senior Vice President, Hydro Aluminium AS, Plant Manager, Hydro Karmøy (and former CEO, Qatalum, Qatar)


Mr Egil Hogna, President & CEO, Sapa AS, Oslo, Norway
Mr Timothy D. Reyes, President, Alcoa Aluminium, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA


No NorCast Conference was held in 2016


Ms Hilde Merete Aasheim, Executive Vice President, Primary Metal, Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo, Norway
Mr Nik Winjum, Director Center of Excellence, Alcoa, USA
(in lieu of Mr Timothy Reyes, President, Alcoa Casting, Alcoa Global Primary Products, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Dr Ing. Martin Iffert, CEO & Chairman of Board, Trimet Aluminium AG, Germany


Mr Tim Murray, CEO, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), Kingdom of Bahrain
Mr Vidar Bruland, Finance Director Global Primary Products Europe and Middle East
(in lieu of Mr Tómas Mar Sigurdsson, President, Alcoa European Region and Alcoa Global Primary Products Europe and
Middle East, Geneva, Switzerland)


Ms Hilde Merete Aasheim, Executive Vice President, Primary Metal - Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway
Mr Svein Tore Holsether, President & CEO, Sapa, Sweden
Mr Alexey Arnautov, Director, Head of Aluminium Division West, Rusal, Russia


Mr Malcolm McHale, Special Advisor to Dubal & EMAL, UAE
(in lieu of Mr Walid Al Attar, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Dubal & Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Emal, UAE)


Mr Svein Richard Brandtzæg, President & CEO Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway
Mr Øystein Djupedal, County Governor Aust-Agder, Norway


Mr Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO, Qatalum, Qatar


Mr John G. Thuestad, President, Alcoa Global Primary Products, USA
Mr Tom Petter Johansen, Senior Vice President, Hydro Norwegian Smelters, Primary Metal, Norway


Mr Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, Executive Vice President, Hydro Aluminium Metal, Norway
Mr Kurt Ehrke, Managing Director & Member of Board, Trimet AG, Germany


Mr Bernt Reitan, Executive Vice President, Alcoa, Global Primary Products, New York, USA
Mr Malcolm McHale, Director & Senior Adviser, Dubal & Abu Dhabi Aluminium Project, UAE


Mr Tom Petter Johansen, President, Hydro Aluminium Metal - Primary Sector, Norway