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Tómas Már Sigurdsson
President, Alcoa European Region and Alcoa Global Primary Products Europe
Geneva, Switzerland
Tómas Már Sigurdsson was appointed president of Alcoa’s European Region and Global Primary Products Europe in January 2012. As president of Alcoa’s European Region, he coordinates the activities of the company’s nearly 50 locations throughout Europe. As leader of Global Primary Products in Europe, Tómas is accountable for Alcoa’s smelters and refinery in Iceland, Italy, Norway and Spain.  He is based in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Prior to this promotion, Tómas was managing director of Alcoa Fjardaál, the company’s newest and largest primary aluminum plant in East Iceland.  Completed in 2007, the 350,000-metric-ton-per-year facility is the first greenfield smelter Alcoa constructed in 20 years. Tómas joined Alcoa in 2004 responsible for the project management and start up of the Iceland smelter, which involved environmental assessments, power and raw materials supply contracts, and community relations.   He continued as managing director following the startup of the facility in 2007. 

Before coming to Alcoa, Tómas worked for Nordurál, a primary aluminum manufacturer in Iceland, where he held various managerial positions since 1997.  Early in his career, he was a project manager for Hönnun Ltd, consulting enginners, and an engineer for the Icelandic Public Road Administration.

A graduate of the University of Iceland, Tómas has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering.  He obtained a master’s degree in Development Planning in 1995 from Cornell University, in the United States.  After completing his graduate degree, Tómas returned to Iceland and taught courses on environmental impact assessments along with his work for Hönnun at the University of Iceland.