Roy Harvey | Business Roundtable

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Roy Harvey is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa Corporation, a globally-competitive industry leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum, with 14,000 employees in 10 countries. He is also a Director of Alcoa Corporation.

Roy has served as Alcoa’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2016 and took on the additional role of President in May 2017. Prior to the separation of Alcoa Inc. into two separate companies, he was Executive Vice President and President of Alcoa's Global Primary Products (GPP) business from October 2015 to November 2016. From June 2014 to October 2015, Roy was Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability. As part of this role, he oversaw the Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S.

During his Alcoa career, Roy has held a variety of operating and financial assignments across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He was Chief Operating Officer for GPP, where he focused on the day-to-day operations of Alcoa's mining, refining, smelting, castings and energy businesses. Prior to this role, he served as Chief Financial Officer, GPP. Earlier, he served as Director of Investor Relations, and before this role was Director of Corporate Treasury.

Roy joined Alcoa in 2002 as a business analyst for GPP in Knoxville, Tennessee. While there, he worked with the global casthouse system to develop performance measurement systems and drive casthouse profitability. He later moved to Brazil as casthouse manager in the São Luis smelter and then as the plant controller. In 2007, he became plant manager for the San Ciprián smelter in Spain, and a year later he was named Director of Finance and Business Integration for GPP Europe.

Before coming to Alcoa, Roy was Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs at Greenstone Resources Ltd., a gold mining company based in Central America.

Roy graduated with honors from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, simultaneously earning master’s degrees in International Business and Corporate Finance as a fellow of the Lauder Institute International MBA program, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Columbia University. In 2008, Roy was named to the prestigious Young Global Leaders Program of the World Economic Forum.