Mr. Satish Pai is Managing Director of Hindalco Industries. He took over as the CEO of Hindalco’s Aluminium Business in August 2013.
Mr. Pai was the driving force behind three mega greenfield projects that established Hindalco as among the biggest producers of primary aluminium in Asia. He is also on the Board of Hindalco subsidiary - Novelis - the world’s largest aluminium rolling and recycling company.
In February 2014, he was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of the company and was also entrusted with Hindalco’s copper business.
Mr. Pai became the Managing Director of Hindalco in August 2016, where he oversees the Indian metals business and guides Novelis’ operations globally.
Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, Mr. Pai worked with Schlumberger, based out of Paris. Over the course of his 28-year-career with the MNC, he held important positions and was responsible for Schlumberger operations globally.
Mr. Pai holds a patent in directional drilling. He received the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ by IIT Madras in 2017. He was conferred the Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa (D. Litt) by Ajeenkya DY Patil University in 2020.
Mr. Pai serves as Director on the boards of Aditya Birla Management Corporation and ABB, Zurich. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Metals and is a part of CII’s Task Force on China. He holds the position of Vice President and Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of the Aluminium Association of India.
The company has annual sales of US$ 15 billion and employs around 20,000 people. It is listed in the Forbes Global 2000 at 895th rank. Its market capitalisation by the end of May 2013 was US$ 3.4 billion. Hindalco is one of the world's largest aluminium rolling companies and one of the biggest producers of primary aluminium in Asia.