Larry Zhang has been appointed as the new senior vice president (SVP) for Elkem’s silicone division. Zhang will step into the role with immediate effect and will be based in Shanghai, China.
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Zhang was originally vice president for operations in Elkem’s Silicones division and director of the Asia-Pacific region. He has leadership experience from China National Bluestar and holds an engineering degree from Central South University.
Elkem's silicone division has more than 4,400 employees, 14 multifunctional manufacturing sites, and 13 research and innovation centers around the globe. The division offers a full range of silicone solutions for diverse specialty markets and in 2021, delivered revenues of NOK 17.4 billion.
“Elkem pursues a strategy of growth through operational excellence and increased specialization, and this will continue in the silicone division under Larry’s strong leadership," said Elkem’s CEO, Helge Aasen. "Silicones will also continue to develop and grow both in China and the rest of the world, supported by megatrends such as the green transition and the rise of the middle class worldwide. ... With this change, our corporate management represents five nationalities from three continents, further reflecting Elkem’s diverse global organization."