Aluminium rolling and recycling firm Novelis announced last week that Sachin Satpute has been nominated to the position of Senior Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis Asia, effective June 1, 2016.
Satpute is a veteran of the aluminium industry, having almost three decades of experience in the field. He was most previously Chief Marketing Officer of Hindalco Industries Limited, and, prior to that, was at Novelis in the capacities of Director, Business Development & Innovation for Novelis Asia; Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Technical Services for Novelis Asia; and Managing Director of Aluminium Company of Malaysia Berhad (ALCOM).
“We are pleased to have Sachin Satpute rejoin our Novelis Asia team,” said Novelis President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Fisher. “His wealth of knowledge, leadership history and understanding of our business in Asia and the broader industry will further develop our market position as the leader in flat rolled products in Asia and globally.”
Satpute began as a Development Engineer at an aluminium plant owned by Hindalco. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in marketing. Satpute was also recently named an Aditya Birla Fellow
Satpute will replace Shashi Maudgal, who is stepping down after fifteen years with Aditya Birla Group. He spent the past four years at Novelis. Before Novelis Asia, Maudgal was Chief Marketing Officer of Hindalco for eleven years.
“Shashi has greatly contributed to Novelis’ growth in Asia including expanding our Korean production capacity, launching our first automotive aluminum facility in China and expanding our footprint into Vietnam,” said Fisher, to whom Satpute will report in Seoul. “I want to thank him for his leadership and wish him all the best in retirement.”
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, which is part of the Aditya Birla Group of Mumbai, India.