Rosa García Piñeiro: promoted to President of Alcoa in Spain

Published: 28/02/2014

Congratulations to Rosa García Piñeiro has been promoted to President of Alcoa Spain last week! She will assume her new functions on the 1st of March.

Rosa Garcia was until most recently Director of Regional Affairs and Sustainability for Europe. Before that, she served as Director Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) and Sustainability for the European Region and previously Director EHS for the Global Primary Products business in Europe.

Rosa joined Alcoa in 1999 to work as an Environmental Engineer for the San Ciprian Smelter and Refinery in Spain. In 2001, she moved to the Corporate EHS Audit Department, working with the North American and European Audit Teams first in Pittsburgh and then in Madrid. In 2003, she moved back to San Ciprian to take over the Environmental Department as Environmental Manager for the Smelter and the Refinery.

In January 2005, Rosa took the position of EHS Manager for Primary Products Europe, achieving excellent results in all three areas: Environment, Health and Safety. Rosa is working closely with the businesses, to articulate their long term EHS strategy and support the sustainability of Alcoa’s operations in the European Region, with focus on Pan-European coordination of EHS initiatives, such as REACH (Regulation on the safe use of chemicals); Alcoa’s sustainability representation in the European Aluminum Association, Eurometaux and other associations of interest; the coordination of Alcoa’s regional sustainability efforts including the interaction with NGOs; and the support to commercial organizations and market sectors in responding to customers’ sustainability related concerns.

Rosa was recently appointed Director of Regional Affairs and Sustainability, a new function coordinating and overseeing specific country and sustainability activities across Europe. In this function, Rosa has direct responsibility for coordinating the work of the country managers together with the country organizations across the region. She also is responsible for addressing sustainability opportunities and challenges.

Rosa is a member of the European Lead -Team as well as the European Council, the Europe Government Affairs Lead Team, a member of the Alcoa Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Alcoa Woman Network Global Steering Team and in addition, heading the Alcoa’s Women Network (AWN) for Europe.

Of Spanish nationality, Rosa speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and is fluent in French. She is holder of a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Vigo (Spain), a masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Escuela de Organización Industrial (Madrid) and an Executive MBA of the University of Geneva.

Rosa is married with residence in both Spain and Switzerland.

Profile lifted from Alcoa

26/02/2014 EFE Madrid, 26 feb (EFECOM).- La actual directora de Relaciones Institucionales y Sostenibilidad de Alcoa España, Rosa García Piñeiro, ha sido nombrada presidenta del grupo industrial para España, puesto que asumirá a partir del próximo 1 de marzo, informa la empresa. García Piñeiro sustituye al frente de Alcoa España a José Ramón Camino de Miguel, que deja la compañía para emprender nuevos proyectos tras 16 años en el grupo industrial, indica la empresa. Nacida en San Ciprián (Lugo), García Piñeiro es ingeniero industrial y ha trabajado en Alcoa más de 14 años. Desde 2012 desempeñaba las funciones de directora de Relaciones Institucionales y de Sostenibilidad de Alcoa en Europa, incluida la coordinación de las relaciones con distintos gobiernos europeos.