Arnaud de Weert

Chief Operating Officer, LIBERTY Steel Group

Chief Operating Officer

Arnaud de Weert joined GFG Alliance in June 2019 to lead ALVANCE, the group’s aluminium division, before being appointed COO for LIBERTY Steel Group in March 2020 whilst retaining an oversight role in ALVANCE. A highly-experienced industry leader, Mr de Weert, was previously CEO of aluminium producer Aludium, which is headquartered in Amsterdam and has mills in France and Spain. The Dutch national graduated in business economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and has spent most of his career in manufacturing; spearheading major change and growth programmes for large international enterprises in sectors including hygiene products, packaging, hand tools and power products, as well as aluminium, which has been his principal focus. Immediately prior to his role at Aludium, Mr de Weert was operating partner at Atlas, a US-based private equity firm which bought the Aludium assets from Alcoa. Before joining Atlas, he was North American President for Owens-Illinois, one of the world’s largest glass bottle makers and previously he’d held senior roles at global aluminium producers Constellium and Novelis.