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The Council comprises 15 to 25 Council members, jointly representing the various technical areas Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminium Production and Environment, Scientific areas and Regional areas.
The Council members play an active role in ICSOBA as ambassadors in their regional and professional network, they support the Board, can be asked to become a member of the Organizing Committee of an ICSOBA event, or they can take up a role as PR-officer, Newsletter Editor, coordinator of a special interest group, etc.
Council meetings are held during International ICSOBA events or conducted via tele-conferencing, and are chaired by the Secretary General.


Name Designation Contact Details
Prof. Arthur Pinto Chaves  Full Professor, Mineral Processing, São Paulo, Brazil apchaves
Dr. Yang Jianhong Vice President of Zhengzhou Research Institute, CHALCO, China Zyy_yjh
Dr. Wanchao Liu Research director at Zhengzhou Research Institute, CHALCO, China zyy_lwc
Mr. George (György) Bánvölgyi Technical Director, Bán-Völgy Limited Partnership, Budapest, Hungary gbanvolgyi
Mr. Michael Emond Global Bauxite Resource Manager, Bauxite Alumina Technology Centre, BHP, Australia Michael.Emond
Ms. Rita Vaseur-Madhoeban  Director Bauxite Institute, Suriname dirbis
Mr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Executive Director, Jamaica Bauxite Institute plyewayee
Mr. Ashish Jog Project Manager Alumina, DUBAL, Dubai Ashish_jog
Mr. Stef Sep General Manager, Hencon Handling (PTY) Ltd., South Africa stef
Mr. Leslie Leibenguth President LWL Technical Services, USA lwltech
Mr. Fabio Araujo Mendes Process development Manager, Paragominas Bauxite Mine, Norsk Hydro, Brazil mailto:fabio.mendes
Dr. Peter Smith Principal Bayer Technologist, CSIRO, Australia Peter.Smith
Dr. Yiannis Pontikes Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit, Belgium pontikes
Mr. Dominique L. Butty Butty Herinckx & Partners BV, Switzerland dlbutty
Dr. Viktor Buzunov ETC Krasnoyarsk UCRusal, Russia viktor.buzunov
Mr. Wagner Brancalhoni Alumina Projects Hatch, Brazil wbrancalhoni
Mr. Michel Reverdy Independent consultants, currently at Dubal michelr
Mr. Jeffrey Best Global Bauxite Manager, Hydro, Cananda Jeffrey.Best
Dr. S. Sankaranarayanan VP R&D Hindalco Innovation Centre Belgaum, India s.sankaranarayanan
Ms. Suziany Rocha de Souza Project generation, Rio Tinto Exploration, Australia Suziany.RochadeSouza
Mr. André Pelland Refinery Technology, RTA, Canada
Mr. François Crevier VP Mining and Metallurgy, SNC Lavalin, Canada Francois.crevier
Mr. James MetsonLight Metals Research Centre, University of Auckland, Nw Zealand j.metson
Mr. Bernard AllaisDirector sales & marketing, RTA, France bernard.allais
Dr. Bhagyadhar Bhoi Snr Principal Scientist, IMMT, India bbhoi
Dr. Chitta Ranjan MishraRtd R&D, National Aluminium Company NALCO, India crmishra49

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