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Dhawal Shah has been involved with the BIR Non-Ferrous Division for more than 12 years.
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BIR names Metco’s Shah as Non-Ferrous Division chair

Mumbai-based metals trader and recycler will succeed David Chiao in association post.

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The board of the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Non-Ferrous Metals Division has appointed Dhawal Shah as its new divisional president, following the recommendation of the Division’s Nominating Committee.

Shah is managing director of Mumbai-based Metco Marketing India Pvt. Ltd, a long-standing BIR member company and a trading house for secondary metals and alloys, ferrous and nonferrous scrap and ferro-alloys.

He has been with the company for more than 20 years, and has helped drive the expansion of Metco‘s global footprint and its product line. A commerce graduate from Mumbai, Shah “has always had a strong interest in recycling, and over recent years he has dedicated a lot of his time to the growth and development of the metals recycling industry in India,” says BIR.

Shah has been serving on the BIR Non-Ferrous Division’s board for 12 years, first as a board member representing India and then as a senior vice president for the last six years. He is also vice president of the Materials Recycling Association of India (MRAI) and serves on the Metals Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

In his capacity as Non-Ferrous Metals Division President, Shah also is a member of the BIR Executive Committee and serves as a vice president of the organization.

“Mr, Shah’s vision and experience will be a great asset to BIR and its leadership, and I look forward to working with him to further develop BIR’s scope and international impact”, says BIR President Tom Bird. He also thanked outgoing divisional President David Chiao of the Atlanta-based Uni-All Group for his many years of outstanding services within the Non-Ferrous Metals Division and the BIR Executive Committee.