Helmut Wieser

Board member (Independent director)

Member of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Human Resources, Remuneration and Social Policies Committee.

Helmut Wieser was an Executive Vice President of Alcoa and Group President responsible for Alcoa’s global mill products and rigid packaging businesses till November 2011. He also oversaw Alcoa’s businesses in the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on China, the Australian rolled products businesses and Alcoa’s operations in Russia. In addition, Helmut Wieser was a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership group that provides strategic direction for the company.

He also serves on the board of governors of the International Graduate University in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill. Before joining Alcoa, Helmut Wieser worked for Austria Metal Group (AMAG) for 10 years, holding a series of management positions in its rolled products unit, culminating in 1997 as an executive member of the board and chief operating officer. Earlier, he held several senior management positions with Voest Alpine in Austria and Venezuela, including President of Voest Alpine Venezuela. In March 2014 became a member of Management Board of Austria Metall AG. In April 2014 he became the company's Chief Executive Officer.

Helmut Wieser received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics in 1981 from the University of Graz.