Ferroglobe Appoints Anis Barodawalla as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy
LONDON, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) (“Ferroglobe” or the “Company”), the world’s largest producer of silicon metal and one of the leading silicon-based specialty alloys and manganese producer, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Anis Barodawalla as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy, effective today.
Mr. Barodawalla succeeds Gaurav Mehta in these responsibilities, while other roles previously held by Mr. Mehta are being reassigned to other members of the management team. Mr. Mehta has informed the Company of his decision to pursue a new professional opportunity in the United States, and a formal process has been put in place over the past few months to ensure a seamless transition in leadership and responsibilities.
Mr. Barodawalla brings to Ferroglobe more than 20 years of experience in senior finance and strategy roles in various divisions and geographies of the Dow Chemical Company. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer for Dow’s $15 billion Packaging & Specialty Plastics division. During his time at Dow, he played a significant role in developing and driving strategies, which involved portfolio reviews, long-term growth and sustainability initiatives, executing acquisitions and divestitures. , and the realignment of product portfolios to achieve financial goals and strategic business objectives. . Mr. Barodawalla holds a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Marco Levi, Chairman and CEO of Ferroglobe, said: “With the company’s performance recovering, we are now focused on developing a new strategy to drive continued growth and competitiveness with a focus on value creation. . Anis joins us at the right time as we develop this new strategy. Drawing on her past successes in developing and implementing business strategies to drive growth, as well as her expertise in portfolio management to optimize results, I know Anis will have an immediate impact in many areas. . I have had the pleasure of working with Anis in the past and I am confident that he will be an integral part of the next chapter in our exciting history as we continue to build and strengthen our business competitiveness and implement value creation initiatives.
Javier Lopez Madrid, Executive Chairman of Ferroglobe, said: “Gaurav has been a key member of this management team since our formation, showing great versatility in taking on a number of different leadership roles over the past few years. , as the needs and direction of society have changed. More recently, he has been instrumental in both funding discussions with various stakeholders and operational turnaround in his capacity as Chief Transformation Officer. On behalf of management and the Board of Directors, I welcome Anis to the company and thank Gaurav for his dedication and contributions and wish him the best in his new ventures.
Ferroglobe PLC is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon metal, silicon-based specialty alloys and ferroalloys, serving customers around the world in dynamic and fast-growing end markets, such as solar, automotive, consumer products, construction and energy. The company is based in London. For more information, visit http://investor.ferroglobe.com/.
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Cristina Feliu Roig
Executive Director – Communications and Public Affairs