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Oliver BellExecutive Vice President, Rolled Products
As head of Rolled Products, Bell is responsible for aluminium downstream activities with more than 4,000 employees, and an additional 2,000 people employed in the 50-percent-owned Alunorf joint venture.
Bell started his career in 1985 as an internal auditor for Bonn-based VIAG AG in Germany, then moved in 1989 to the group's aluminium company VAW to work in the controlling and sales department.
In subsequent years, he held various management positions within the VAW and its subsidiaries, both in Europe and in the United States, as managing director and in staff functions.
With the rest of the VAW organization, he joined Hydro in 2002 as head of Automotive, Construction, Packaging and General Engineering for the Rolled Products business sector. Bell took over as sector president for Rolled Products in June 2007.
He also serves on the supervisory board of Hydro's holding company in Germany, Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH.
Born in 1958 in Cologne, Germany, Oliver Bell graduated from the University of Cologne with a degree in business administration.
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