The supervisory board of Cologne, Germany-based ALBA SE, formerly known as Interseroh SE, has appointed Rob Nansink to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2013. ALBA SE is a subsidiary of the recycling services provider and raw material supplier ALBA Group.
In his new role Nansink will take over responsibility for the company’s new trading segment. According to ALBA SE, one major task he will be in charge of will be intensifying the international focus of the company. Additionally, Nansink will be responsible for growing ALBA’s non-ferrous metals business.
Axel Schweitzer, CEO of ALBA SE, says, “The internationalization of our markets is growing continuously. We have now taken account of this development by adding a trading segment to our board. We are delighted to have won over such an expert as Rob Nansink for this task.”
Nansink has been involved in the trading of non-ferrous metals to Asia for 20 years. In 1990, he founded the Dutch company Europe Metals B.V. and successfully developed the company, with subsidiaries in The Netherlands and Hong Kong, to become one of the biggest exporters of non-ferrous metals in Europe. Today, Europe Metals is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALBA SE.
Currently Nansink is chairman of the management of Interseroh Scrap and Metals Holding GmbH, Dortmund/Germany.