11.02.2020

RUSAL appoints representative director of Japan office

Moscow, February 11, 2020 – RUSAL (Hong Kong Stock Exchange code 486, Moscow Exchange code RUAL), one of the world’s major producers of aluminium, appointed Ayumi Murakami as Representative Director of the Company’s office in Tokyo.

Murakami-san joined the Sales team in Japan as a Technical Customer Support Manager in March 2015. In February 2019, Murakami-san was appointed as an acting Representative Director of  RUSAL Japan. Before joining RUSAL Murakami-san worked for Mitsubishi Aluminium from 1993 in various technical roles.

During his work in RUSAL Murakami-san demonstrated excellent results in building relationships with the Company’s Japanese customers, launching key qualifications to grow the business in Japan and organized RUSAL’s participation in international industrial exhibitions, including Metal Expo Tokyo in December 2019.

“Japan has always been one of the key markets for RUSAL in Asia, where we have witnessed increasing demand for our green aluminium ALLOW. We are proud of our solid long-term relationships that Murakami-san has been integral in establishing over the years”, said Roman Andryushin, RUSAL’s Head of Sales and Marketing. “The appointment of Ayumi Murakami as the Representative Director of RUSAL Japan will help us further develop this market and strengthen our position as the world largest producer of low-carbon aluminium. It will also ensure we maintain the top level of client support that is so valued in this region”, - he added.

According to a market research, demand for primary aluminium in Japan was around 2 mln tonnes in 2019. In the meantime Asian sales accustomed for 19% of the total RUSAL sales in the first nine months of 2019.

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