Director, Africa and Joint Ventures Support, Bauxite & Alumina, Atlantic
Rio Tinto Alcan
Darren Colwell was named Director, Africa and Joint Ventures Support, Bauxite and Alumina in June 2013 following a role as Director, Specialty Alumina and Business Improvement, in the same division of Rio Tinto Alcan. Prior to this, Mr. Colwell was Manager, Supply Chain Strategy, Rio Tinto Alcan Commercial.
Mr. Colwell first joined Alcan in 2005 as the Canadian Sales Manager of primary metal products. From 2007 - 2011, he was the North American Remelt Sales Manager responsible for commodity grade aluminum sales across nine of Rio Tinto Alcan’s smelters. Prior to joining Alcan, Mr. Colwell spent seven years with Outokumpu Technology as a process metallurgist and technical sales manager.
Mr. Colwell earned his Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from JMSB at Concordia University.