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Nigel Steward
NIGEL STEWARD
Senior Vice President, Technology & Supply Chain
​Rio Tinto Alcan

Dr. Steward is Senior Vice-President of the Technology and Supply Chain Business Unit and is also a member of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Executive Committee. This senior role ensures the supply of lowest cost and highest value creating technologies, know-how, raw materials, energy, as well as providing profitable sales of our technologies, products and services.

He holds a BSc(eng) in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Imperial College, London, UK. He also has a PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College, and is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines. Dr. Steward also holds an MBA from Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Steward has worked for Rio Tinto Alcan for 25 years holding various operational and functional positions in the fields of R&D, Environment, Environment and Technical Management, Regional Industrial Development, Technology Sales, Operational Excellence and Climate Change both in Europe and in Canada. He was also Vice-President of Technology Sales, Operational Excellence and Climate Change for the Business Development & Growth Group of Rio Tinto Alcan, comprising the AP Smelter Technology Sales Group, Alumina Refinery Sales, ECL and Alesa companies.

Prior to his current position, he was Vice-President, Carbon, Energy and Climate Change for the Commercial Business Unit of Rio Tinto Alcan.

He has held his present position since June 1st 2013.

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