Chief Supply Chain and Business Development Officer
Simon Storesund is Chief Supply Chain and Business Development Officer of Emirates Global Aluminium. Mr. Storesund joined EGA in 2022.
Mr. Storesund previously worked for Norsk Hydro for 32 years, leading areas such as metal sourcing & trading, bauxite & alumina, LME trading, and procurement. Most recently, Mr. Storesund served as Senior Vice President Commercial & Business Development, Bauxite & Alumina. During his career Mr. Storesund also spent five years in the United States and five years in Switzerland, where he was responsible for setting up a new entity and offices managing Norsk Hydro’s Bauxite & Alumina trading activities.
Mr Storesund holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & International Marketing from Oslo Business School, Norway.”
Senior Environment Officer
Jamaica Bauxite Institution
Ron joined China Hongqiao Group in January 2020, following 11 years as Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute (London). Previous roles include Executive Director of the Australian Aluminium Council (2002 to 2008), Chief Executive of the World Coal Institute London (1997 to 2001) and senior positions with the Minerals Council of Australia (1987 to 1996). Prior to these appointments, Ron was an economist with the Australian Government (1976 to 1987). Ron is an Australian with a small beef cattle farm in Australia.
China Hongqiao Group is one of the largest fully integrated aluminum company in the world with extensive activities along the whole production chain, based on major direct investments and long-term strategic partnerships. Production is dominated by operations in China, combined with key resource developments in Indonesia and Guinea.
China Hongqiao attaches great importance to environmental protection, energy conservation and sustainable development, with clean green production and higher value products as core business goals. China Hongqiao seeks to continuously improve the full industrial chain by building unique aluminum industry clusters. Central to the industrial cluster philosophy is the development of surrounding enterprises and the cities in which the clusters are located.
China Hongqiao is committed to helping achieve China’s carbon peak and carbon neutral goals – and has adopted a roadmap to take positive actions to optimize the energy structure, carry out industrial upgrading, and promote low-carbon transformation of the industry.
Principle Analyst: Aluminium Markets
Yang Cao is Fastmarkets’ aluminium analyst and editor of the Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker. He performed in-depth market analysis and review of the global aluminium market, including providing price/balance forecasts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance in China and had his internship at KPMG and Standard Chartered Bank. He then achieved a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of York and joined Fastmarkets. He attends and presents at several influential industrial conferences. Yang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Executive Director, Caustic & Bleaching Chemicals Research
Chemical Market Analytics
Head of Market Analysis
Mark Roggensinger, of Swiss nationality, is Head of Market Analysis in Hydro Bauxite and Alumina in Switzerland. With its recent acquisition of Sapa, Norsk Hydro is now the world leading company of Aluminum worldwide with 35’000 employees.
Mark graduated in 1998 from the Geneva University in Switzerland with a Master of Science and Mineralogy. He started his career as a mine geologist in South Africa, and after two years he became a mining analyst for local financial companies. Mark then moved to Merryl Lynch as Vice-President of Metal & Mining Equity research analyst in South Africa and the US.
Back in Switzerland in 2003, he joined UBS Asset Management as Executive Director, Emerging Markets Equity Research before starting at Hydro in 2014.
With more than 30 years of experience in the commodities market analysis, Mark Roggensinger has a strategic vision for developments worldwide which he will share with you.
Chief Operations Officer and CEO Norsk Hydro Brazil
Senior Manager – Strategy and Markets
Liping has over 15 years of expertise in nonferrous market research, analysis, and project management. With a strong focus on the global aluminium industry value chain, Liping has established a reputation for delivering insightful strategies and market insights.
Currently serving as the Senior Manager Strategy and Markets at Alumina Limited since 2019, Liping plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's strategic direction by leveraging extensive industry knowledge and analytical skills.
Liping is an economist by training. Prior to joining Alumina Limited, Liping excelled as an industry consultant and economist in China, Australia, and Singapore.
Global Head of Dry Research
Derek Langston was appointed Global Head of Dry Research at Braemar in April 2023, one of the
world’s largest shipbroking companies.
Previously, Derek was Head of Research at shipbroker SSY from 2019 to 2023 as part of a 19-year
career at the company, working in London and Singapore.
Derek has been engaged in shipping research and consultancy work by a diverse client base,
including shipowners, operators, trading houses, utilities, mining companies, agricultural producers,
government departments, banks and investment funds. He has spoken at a wide variety of
conferences and industry events around the world.
Laura is a price reporter at Fastmarkets, based in London, United Kingdom. Laura specialises in the alumina and bauxite markets. She prices Australian alumina on a daily basis in line with IOSCO principles for price reporting agencies.
Vice President Sales & Marketing
David has spent over 30 years in the maritime transportation and logistics arena of the chemical, petroleum, and dry bulk commodity fields. He is the immediate past Executive Chairman of the Board of the Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council, and has also recently concluded his tenure on the Board of Advisors for the University of New Orleans Transportation Advisory Board. David is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the St. James Business and Industry Development Group and he also serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the industry-leading stevedoring and transfer terminal firm, Associated Terminals, operating primarily in the New Orleans region moving 30 million tons and handling over 800 ocean going vessels and thousands of inland river barges annually . David spends his spare time free-lance writing, traveling, and additionally is an avid live music fan.”
Founder & Director
Alan is the founder and a director of the CM Group consulting business. He is a metallurgical engineer (University of South Australia) with a Master’s Degree in Management of Technology (University of Melbourne). Alan has over 30 years’ industry experience in base metals, specialising in supply-side analysis, cost assessment, primary production, technology development and process improvement.
Alan is part of the global aluminium industry fabric; he is a regular and sought-after speaker at international conferences and events, advises governments and testified at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing into the global aluminium market. He also presents regularly to industry groups such as the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the Aluminum Association (AA) and the International Magnesium Association (IMA).
Alan’s connections into China’s base and minor metals industries have been forged over more than a decade of direct research and consulting. He boasts an extensive ‘guanxi’ (network) across the breadth of many of China’s metals industries.
Alan has lived and worked in China, Australia and the UK and spent many months on the ground conducting research projects in countries as diverse as Russia, South Africa, Jamaica, Argentina and Guinea.
Commercial Director, Aluminium, Alumina, Raw Materials
Christopher Mexas is the Commercial Director (Sales and Raw Material) for Mytilineos S.A. He previously worked for Aluminion S.A. and NCH Corporation. He is able to conduct business in both English and Greek. He Holds a degree in International Management from the University of Phoenix.
President & CEO
Hindalco Industries Ltd
VP Bauxite & Alumina Sales
Benjamin Lindsey is Alcoa’s global Vice President of Bauxite & Alumina Sales, including both metallurgical and non-metallurgical grade alumina products. Prior to this role, he held various positions in Alcoa’s corporate strategic planning teams and inside the alumina commercial groups.
He began his career at Alcoa Inc. in 2013 in business development for the Alcoa Defense business.
Prior to joining Alcoa, he held private label product development roles at Dick’s Sporting Goods and back office and trading responsibilities at JP Morgan. He also served as an intern for United States Senators George Voinovich (Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio). He holds a patent for the ornamental design for a channel for a golf club head.
He earned his bachelor’s of science in business from Miami University, with focuses on finance and marketing.