Executive Committee

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Executive Committee 2017-06-20T08:37:27+00:00

Arnaud de Weert, CEO AludiumBefore joining Atlas Holdings, Arnaud held the position of North American President for Owens-Illinois – the world’s largest glass bottle manufacturer. He has also held the positions of COO at Constellium (aluminium transformation), Operating Partner at private equity firm Apollo Management, and European President of Novelis, an industrial aluminium producer.

Arnaud received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the Norra Reals Gymnasium (Stockholm, Sweden) before completing an Economics degree at the Erasmus University (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). He speaks five languages including Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Swedish.

Manuel Ruano, COO of AludiumManuel became COO and President of Aludium in January 2015. He was well-acquainted with the Aludium assets, having held the position of European Operations Director at Alcoa since 2011. He initially joined Alcoa in 2003 as General Manager of Speciality Products.

Manuel began his career with Ford in Valencia before taking up a position with Grupo Antolin, a well-known family business in Spain. In this position, Manuel lived in a number of countries including the UK, Mexico, the US and France.

Although born in Valencia (Spain), Manuel grew-up in Fribourg (Switzerland). He later moved back to Spain where he studied for his bachelor degree at Valencia University. He then completed an MBA at the European Business School (at Madrid, Spain). As well as Spanish, Manuel is fluent in English and French.