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Bruce J. Wrobel
Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Wrobel has more than 25 years experience as a senior manager building industrial infrastructure projects around the world. In 1981 he co-founded the U.S. power company Mitex Inc., which was acquired by Sithe Energies Incorporated in 1986. At Sithe, Wrobel was executive vice president responsible for the company’s worldwide business development and financing. This team developed, financed and built more than 25 power plants including projects in Tunisia and the Philippines. He played a lead role in taking Sithe public in June 1993. In 1999, he co-founded Guinea Aluminum Products Company (GAPCO), which was renamed Global Alumina in 2004 when it became publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange through a reverse merger. Wrobel is also the founder of Herakles Capital Corporation, a New York-based venture capital and resource development company.
Wrobel earned BS degrees in economics and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Graham Morrey has more than 35 years of engineering experience, primarily in preparation and implementation of major industrial and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Global Alumina, he served as managing director of The Hatch Group Europe and director of Hatch Kaiser light metal projects in Africa,the Middle East and Europe. Morrey has directed work on the Syanogorsk aluminum smelter expansion, Fria alumina refinery expansion, studies for the Komi smelter and refinery, the Alba smelter refinery expansion, Aughinish refinery, and smelters in Baharain, Qatar, Russia, Azerbaijan, Tadjikistan, Libya, Trinidad, Iceland, Mozambique and Malaysia, and refineries in Saudi Arabia and the UAE and Guinea, as well as expansion of bauxite facilities in Guinea.
Morrey earned his BS in civil engineering from Imperial College, London University.
Michael J. Cella
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Cella has more than 25 years of project development and finance experience, holding senior management positions in both international banking and private development firms. Prior to joining Global Alumina and Herakles Capital, where he is also senior vice president, Cella was vice president of global project finance at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he provided financial advice and lending expertise on large infrastructure and industrial projects. Cella also held the position of senior vice president of development at Sithe Energies, Inc.
Cella earned a BA in economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Management in finance and management policy from Northwestern University's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Senior Vice President
Deputy Project Director of Guinea Alumina Corporation
Tony McCabe is one of two senior Guinea Alumina Corporation managers seconded by Global Alumina. He has more than 20 years of alumina refinery engineering, operations and management experience. Prior to joining Global Alumina, he served as BHP Billiton’s alumina refinery project manager, the Aughinish refinery (Alcan/Billiton) special projects manager, and the Alcan Jamaica refinery maintenance engineer.
McCabe earned his BS in mechanical engineering from University of Dublin and his Master of Project Management from University of Limerick.
General Manager, Guinea Alumina Company S.A.
Mamady Youla is one of two Guinea Alumina Corporation senior managers seconded by Global Alumina. He served as economic advisor to Prime Minister François Louncény Fall and as an advisor to the Guinean Minister of Mines. Youla has also served in several positions at the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea and as a professor of economics at the University of Conakry. From 1997 until 2001, Youla was a member of the board of directors of Société des Bauxites de Kindia (SBK).
Youla holds BA and MA degrees in economics from University of Abidjan.
Ian W. Porteous
Chairman and President of Aluminpro
Ian Porteous currently serves as chairman and president of Aluminpro, a subsidiary of Global Alumina that provides technical consulting services to the aluminum industry. He served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of Global Alumina from 2004 until the Guinea Alumina Corporation joint venture was formed in May of 2007. Prior to co-founding Aluminpro, he served for 40 years in various official capacities at Alcan International involved in the development, design, construction, operation and maintenance of many bauxite mines and alumina refineries. Most recently, he served as vice president and director of technology and raw materials for Alcan International. He also served as vice president of Alcan’s extensive Jamaican mining, refining and port operations.
Porteous earned a BS degree in chemical engineering at Manchester University and a PMD degree from Harvard University.
Vice President & Director of Aluminpro
Bernard Cousineau has more than 30 years of aluminum industry experience, mostly focused on bauxite mining and alumina refining operations and general management. He served as president and chief operating officer of Global Alumina from 2004 until the Guinea Alumina Corporation joint venture was formed in May of 2007. Prior to co-founding Aluminpro, he was president and CEO of Alcan Jamaica, where he is credited with bringing the diverse interests of government, labor and industry partners together to effect a 70 percent increase in productivity over a four-year period. Prior to his role as CEO of Alcan Jamaica, Cousineau served as plant manager, operations director and superintendent of several other Alcan world-class alumina refineries, including the Aughinish refinery that processes bauxite from the CBG mine in Guinea.
Cousineau earned a BS in chemical engineering from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.