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Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Appointed to Alcoa's Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2002--Dr. Ernesto Zedillo,
50, former president of Mexico, has been appointed to the board of
directors of Alcoa. There are 10 directors currently on Alcoa's board
In making the announcement, Alcoa Chairman and CEO Alain Belda
said, "Dr. Zedillo's broad experience in both government and private
industry, with his knowledge of global markets and economies, will be
an asset to Alcoa in helping Alcoa set its global growth agenda. Dr.
Zedillo's remarkable work in transforming and reviving the economy in
Mexico has given him a permanent place in the history of that
Dr. Zedillo was elected president of Mexico in 1994 and served
until 2000. Since leaving office, he has joined the board of directors
of Proctor & Gamble Company and Union Pacific Corporation. He also has
become a member of the Trilateral Commission, accepted a position on
the advisory boards of the Council of Foreign Relations and the
Institute for International Economics, and accepted membership on a
panel of experts advising the World Trade Organization on the
challenges and opportunities confronting the global trading system.
Dr. Zedillo holds a doctoral degree in economics from Yale University.