Executive Team


President and Chief Executive Officer
Alcoa Corporation

Roy Harvey is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa Corporation, a globally-competitive industry leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum, with 14,000 employees in 10 countries. He is also a Director of Alcoa Corporation.

Roy has served as Alcoa’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2016 and took on the additional role of President in May 2017. Prior to the separation of Alcoa Inc. into two separate companies, he was Executive Vice President and President of Alcoa's Global Primary Products (GPP) business from October 2015 to November 2016. From June 2014 to October 2015, Roy was Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability. As part of this role, he oversaw the Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S.

During his Alcoa career, Roy has held a variety of operating and financial assignments across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He was Chief Operating Officer for GPP, where he focused on the day-to-day operations of Alcoa's mining, refining, smelting, castings and energy businesses. Prior to this role, he served as Chief Financial Officer, GPP. Earlier, he served as Director of Investor Relations, and before this role was Director of Corporate Treasury.

Roy joined Alcoa in 2002 as a business analyst for GPP in Knoxville, Tennessee. While there, he worked with the global casthouse system to develop performance measurement systems and drive casthouse profitability. He later moved to Brazil as casthouse manager in the São Luis smelter and then as the plant controller. In 2007, he became plant manager for the San Ciprián smelter in Spain, and a year later he was named Director of Finance and Business Integration for GPP Europe.

Before coming to Alcoa, Roy was Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs at Greenstone Resources Ltd., a gold mining company based in Central America.

Roy graduated with honors from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, simultaneously earning master’s degrees in International Business and Corporate Finance as a fellow of the Lauder Institute International MBA program, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Columbia University. In 2008, Roy was named to the prestigious Young Global Leaders Program of the World Economic Forum.

Bill Oplinger

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Alcoa Corporation
New York, NY

William F. (Bill) Oplinger is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa Corporation, the independent, publicly-traded company formed following the separation with Alcoa Inc. Bill also is a member of the Alcoa Executive Team, which sets strategy for the Company.

Bill held this same position since 2013 for Alcoa Inc. He has deep experience leading Alcoa’s finance function, with executive oversight for treasury, pension, tax, controllership, financial planning and analysis, audit and investor relations. Under Bill’s financial leadership Alcoa announced its planned separation into two publicly-traded entities, the Upstream and Value Add companies. Bill also sat on the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership group that set strategic direction for the company.

Previously Bill served as Chief Operating Officer for Alcoa Global Primary Products (GPP), with responsibility for day-to-day operations of its five businesses – mining, refining, smelting, casting and energy. In this role, he oversaw extensive restructuring of the upstream business with an emphasis on optimizing the group’s centers of excellence (COE’s), including the launch of the mining COE. Earlier Bill served as Chief Financial Officer for GPP.

Since joining Alcoa in 2000, Bill has held key corporate financial positions in Financial Analysis & Planning and as Director of Investor Relations. He has also held major assignments in the GPP business, including Controller and Operational Excellence Director.

Earlier in his career, Bill held engineering, marketing management and business planning positions with Westinghouse and Emerson Electric. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1989 in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech University and a Master’s of Science with honors in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998.


Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Alcoa Corporation
New York, NY

Tómas Már Sigurdsson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Alcoa Corporation, responsible for the daily operations of the Company’s aluminum smelters, alumina refineries, bauxite, energy, and cast and rolled products assets worldwide. Alcoa has the largest bauxite mining portfolio in the world and is the world’s largest alumina producer. Tomas also focuses on Alcoa’s global aluminum smelting system, its network of 15 casthouses, rolling mills in Saudi Arabia and in the U.S. and the Corporation’s substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation operates in 10 countries. He also sits on the Alcoa Executive Team, which sets strategic direction for the Company.

Prior to the separation of Alcoa Inc. into two independent companies, Tómas held a similar position for the Global Primary Product business. He also was president of Alcoa’s European Region and Global Primary Products Europe. As president of Alcoa’s European Region, he coordinated the activities of the company’s nearly 50 locations throughout Europe. As leader of Global Primary Products in Europe, Tómas was accountable for Alcoa’s smelters and refinery in Iceland, Italy, Norway and Spain. Before this, he was managing director of Alcoa Iceland. Tómas joined Alcoa in 2004 responsible for the project management, start up and operations of the Alcoa Fjarðaál smelter in East Iceland.

During his European and Icelandic leadership roles, Tómas was the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Iceland from 2009-2012 and served on the Board of Federation of Industries from 2005-2011. He was also a member of the Executive Committees of the European Aluminium Association, Eurometaux and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union from 2012-2014.

A graduate of the University of Iceland, Tómas has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and obtained a master’s degree in planning in 1995 from Cornell University, in the United States. After completing his graduate degree, he returned to Iceland where he worked as a consultant at Hönnun, taught courses on environmental engineering at the University of Iceland and held management positions at Nordural, then a privately owned aluminum smelter in Iceland.

Leigh Ann Fisher

Executive Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer
Alcoa Corporation
Knoxville, TN

Leigh Ann Fisher is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Alcoa Corporation, overseeing Human Resources, Shared Services and Information Technology. Prior to the separation of Alcoa Inc. into two independent companies, Leigh Ann was Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa Inc.’s Global Primary Products (GPP) business, responsible for managing finance and business analysis for Alcoa’s worldwide primary products system. She is a member of the Alcoa Executive Team, responsible for setting strategy for the Company.

Leigh Ann has a strong foundation in finance, having served from 2011 to July 2013 as Group Controller for GPP and previously for Alcoa's Engineered Products & Solutions business unit. She also worked as Director, Energy Development for U.S. Primary Products, where she led financial analysis and modeling in support of repowering efforts for the business, and had served as Controller for the U.S. Primary Products business based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Earlier, Leigh Ann was manager, Ledger Operations and Tax Services in Pittsburgh, responsible for the North American general accounting process as well as the regional property and sales tax processes. She also helped develop the Alcoa finance processes that are widely considered to be best practices across the industry.

Leigh Ann joined Alcoa in 1989 at Alcoa's Tennessee Operations after receiving her bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee. She also obtained her CPA from the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy in 1990.

Leigh Ann and her husband, Jon, have one son, Marc.

Jeff Heeter

Executive Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary
Alcoa Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA

Jeff Heeter is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Alcoa Corporation. In this role, Jeff has overall responsibility for Alcoa’s legal, compliance, and governance matters globally. Jeff is a member of Alcoa’s Executive Team, which sets strategy for the Company.

Prior to the separation of Alcoa Inc. into two independent, publicly-traded companies, Jeff served as Assistant General Counsel for Alcoa Inc. and as an Assistant Officer of the company. As Assistant General Counsel, Jeff was responsible for the management and integration of the international legal functions of the company in Russia, China, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Prior to assuming this role, Jeff was Group Counsel for Alcoa Global Primary Products from 2010 to 2014. From 2008 to 2010, he was General Counsel of Alcoa of Australia located in Perth, Australia.

Jeff joined Alcoa in 1998 as Associate Counsel in the company's Legal Department in Pittsburgh. Over the course of his Alcoa career, Jeff has served as business unit counsel for several businesses within the Global Primary Products group, including the former Alcoa World Chemicals business and the Alcoa World Alumina-Atlantic refining business.

In addition to his business unit counseling roles, Jeff has provided legal counsel in the mergers and acquisitions area for transactions across Alcoa’s portfolio of businesses. In this capacity, he has advised on a variety of acquisition, divestiture and greenfield development projects, including the divestiture of the global Alcoa World Chemicals business segment, and the negotiation of development projects with the governments of Iceland, Ghana and Suriname.

Jeff graduated from Penn State University in 1988, with a degree in Quantitative Business Analysis, and earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. He worked as a project manager for a rail transportation equipment company in Pittsburgh before completing his JD, cum laude, from Duquesne University in 1995.

Prior to joining Alcoa, Jeff worked in a private practice as a litigation associate.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, and their four sons reside in Pittsburgh.


Senior Vice President
Global Government Affairs and Sustainability
Alcoa Corporation
Washington, D.C.

Michelle O'Neill is Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Sustainability for Alcoa Corporation. She heads the company’s government affairs function, leading a network of professionals in 10 countries. In addition, she has overarching responsibility for driving sustainability across the company’s portfolio of businesses, and oversees the Alcoa Foundation, one of the oldest corporate foundations in the US, with the mission of investing where Alcoa has a presence, partnering with communities to address local needs in a sustainable manner. Michelle is also a member of Alcoa’s Executive Team that sets the strategic direction of the company.

Before the separation of Alcoa Corporation from Alcoa Inc., Michelle was Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Policy, serving as the company’s top government liaison executive in Washington, D.C., and leading all federal, state government affairs activities for the Western Hemisphere. Michelle also was responsible for international trade policy supporting Alcoa's global businesses.

Prior to joining Alcoa in 2012, Michelle worked for the U.S. government, having served as Deputy Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade since 2005. In this position, she oversaw the daily operations of the International Trade Administration (ITA), whose mandate is to promote the competitiveness of U.S. businesses at home and abroad. She managed an annual budget of $500 million and led over 2,300 employees worldwide. Over the course of her government career, Michelle was active on critical trade and commercial issues affecting the U.S. economy, ranging from addressing market access barriers for U.S. firms in China, Russia and Europe to helping U.S. companies expand their export markets. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a 2012 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, the nation's highest civil service award for outstanding achievement in public service. In 2015, Michelle was named to Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching. Michelle also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Aluminum Association, the leading U.S. aluminum industry trade organization.

Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College and a master’s from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.


Senior Vice President, Strategy,
Technology and Corporate Development
Alcoa Corporation
New York

Ben Kahrs is Senior Vice President Strategy, Technology and Corporate Development for Alcoa Corporation. He is also a member of the Alcoa Executive Team, which sets strategic direction for the Company.

Prior to the separation of Alcoa Corp. from Alcoa Inc. in November 2016, he served as Vice President Strategy and Technology for the Global Primary Products business and was a member of the business unit’s lead team.

Ben is responsible for the strategic planning process, assets management decisions, value creation initiatives, industry analysis, and new ventures for Alcoa. He also leads the Technology team, which involves research and development initiatives across the corporation.

Ben’s career with Alcoa includes leadership positions in the finance, engineering, and commercial areas. Previously, he served as the Location Manager for Alcoa’s Pt. Comfort, Texas, refinery. Prior to this role, he led the Finance Division for Global Primary Products’ U.S. Operations. Aside from finance and strategic planning processes, he also managed multiple raw material procurement and technology improvement projects.

Ben studied chemical engineering at Clemson University and business administration at The Citadel.


Senior Vice President
Chief Communications Officer
Alcoa Corporation
New York, NY

Monica Orbe is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Alcoa Corporation. In this role, she has global responsibility for internal and external communications, branding and marketing. Monica is also a member of the Executive Team, which sets strategy for the Company.

Prior to the separation of Alcoa Corporation from Alcoa Inc., Monica was Vice President of Global Media Relations providing strategic leadership and communications counsel for all external communications and media relations matters for Alcoa. Before this, she was Director of Communications for Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions business.

Before joining Alcoa, Monica held communications roles in the financial services sector for 10 years. She was Vice President of Global Communications at Lazard, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm and was Director of Communications for the Global Equities Division at Bear Stearns through the global financial crisis. Monica started her career in broadcast journalism. She worked 11 years at CNBC, the leading financial news network. While there, she co-created, launched and was the original producer of “Power Lunch”, one of the longest-running business shows on cable television. She started her career with ABC News in New York.

Monica is a graduate of New York University where she studied Journalism and Spanish Literature.