Chris Bayliss joined ASI in May 2021 as Director of Standards, leading the ongoing development and implementation of ASI Standards to promote the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
Chris has two decades of experience in the sustainability of the aluminium sector. In various roles at the International Aluminium Institute, he led the development and implementation of science based approaches to improving occupational health and well-being, reducing sector wide greenhouse gas emissions and maximising the enabling potential of aluminium products in sustainable socio-economic systems.
Cédric Schmuck is Deputy CEO at REEL International SAS, where he has over 25 years’ experience in different Engineering, Project Management, Business development and Executive management positions. Active since 1999 in the aluminium industry, Cédric has been in charge of REEL’s Aluminium Division till end 2020. Cédric graduated from engineering school Arts et Métiers in Lyon and holds an MBA from Würzburg University, Germany.
Lynn is Macquarie’s senior China cross-commodity strategist, with additional responsibility for global aluminium and thermal coal market analysis. She joined Macquarie in November 2015, having previously worked at CLSA for five years as a commodities analyst. She started her career in 2006 at Rio Tinto, where she was a senior member of the industry analysis team. Lynn has 15 years’ experience in the commodity industry, covering base metals, ferrous metals and bulk commodities.
Rolf Prack is the Director Sales and Strategic Procurement of PCC BakkiSilicon hf in Húsavík, Iceland.
PCC BakkiSilicon, belonging to the PCC Group (www.pcc.eu), operates one of the world's most modern Silicon Metal plants in Husavik, Iceland.
Rolf is responsible for the strategic purchase of raw materials (Coal, Quartzite, Wood, Electrodes) as well as for the sales of Silicon Metal and by-products such as Microsilica. A graduate in business administration, he previously worked for thyssenkrupp in raw materials trading for over 7 years. The reason for PCC BakkiSilicon´s location in Iceland, apart from its central geographical location, is the use of geothermal resources as an energy source.
Derek Langston is the Head of Research at Simpson Spence Young (SSY), one of the largest shipbroking organisations in the world, which has specialist teams working in 20 offices across the globe. The main focus of Derek’s work is in the dry bulk shipping sector, which includes trade flow analysis and coverage of fleet developments. Derek has worked at SSY for 17 years, during which time he has been based in the company’s London and Singapore offices.