Director, Sales & Marketing
«Aluminium has always accompanied progress and scientific breakthroughs that seemed dreamlike several hundreds years ago – who could imagine, say, a construction made of aluminium that can take us from one continent to another in a matter of hours. It’s hard to imagine what kind of technologies the future will bring us, but I am sure they will not be achieved without aluminium.»
Steve Hodgson was appointed Director for International Sales in June 2010, and Director, Sales & Marketing in September 2012. He is responsible for developing RUSAL’s positions in the key aluminium markets, building and strengthening the Company’s global customer relations.
Before taking up his current role, in 2007 until 2010 Mr Hodgson was CEO and President of the Bauxite and Alumina Division of Rio Tinto Alcan. During this period he also held the post of President of the Australian Aluminium Council. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Rio Tinto's Diamond Division.
From 2004 to 2006, he was Managing Director of RUSAL’s Alumina Division following a successful two years with RUSAL as its Head of Sales, based in Moscow.
From 1997 to 2002, Mr Hodgson was head of the International Sales and Marketing arm of Comalco (later renamed Rio Tinto Aluminium). Mr Hodgson started his career with Comalco in New Zealand as a process engineer and rose to become the manager of the Metal Products Division and, later, the head of the Metal Products Division of Anglesey Aluminium Metal Ltd. in North Wales.
Steve Hodgson holds an honours degree from the School of Engineering, Auckland University, New Zealand.