OSLO—Elkem will look to Larry Zhang to lead the silicones division for the silicon metal, monomer and specialty compound manufacturer.
Effective immediately, Zhang will take over as senior vice president for the division. He will be based in Shanghai, China.
"Elkem pursues a strategy of growth through operational excellence and increased specialization, and this will continue in the silicones division under Larry's strong leadership," said Helge Aasen, CEO of Elkem. "Silicones will also continue to develop and grow both in China and the rest of the world, supported by megatrends such as the green transition and the rise of middle class worldwide.
Aasen called Zhang a "committed business leader."
"I very much look forward to having him as a member of Elkem's corporate management team," he said. "With this change, our corporate management represents five nationalities from three continents, further reflecting Elkem's diverse global organization."
Zhang previously served as vice president of operations (silicones) in the Asia-Pacific region.