OSLO, Norway — Elkem has appointed Larry Zhang the new Senior Vice President for its Silicones division. He will step into the role with immediate effect and be based in Shanghai, China.

Zhang most recently served as the 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 is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, and we are proud to be a global leader in fully-integrated silicone manufacturing. Elkem pursues a strategy of growth through operational excellence and increased specialization, and this will continue in the Silicones division under Larry’s strong leadership. 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 middle class worldwide. I know Larry as a committed business leader and I very much look forward to having him as a member of Elkem’s corporate management team. With this change, our corporate management represents five nationalities from three continents, further reflecting Elkem’s diverse global organization,” said Elkem’s CEO Helge Aasen.

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