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U.S.- Russia Business Council announces Alcoa CEO as new chairman

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Washington, D.C., USA - September 11, 2009, Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S.- Russia Business Council (USRBC) announces the appointment of Klaus Kleinfeld, President and CEO of Alcoa Inc., as the Council's new Chairman, effective September 25.

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Dr. Kleinfeld was President and Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa from October 2007 to May 2008. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG, a global electronics and industrial conglomerate, from January 2005 to June 2007. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board and Executive Vice President of Siemens AG from 2004 to January 2005; President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Corporation, the U.S. arm of Siemens AG from 2002 to 2004; Chief Operating Officer of Siemens Corporation from January to December 2001.

Prior to his U.S. assignment, Dr. Kleinfeld was Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Board of the Siemens AG Medical Engineering Group in Germany from January to December 2000.


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