Novelis names Devinder Ahuja as SVP, CFO
Mr. Ahuja will join Novelis on July 19, 2016, as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer Designate. He will officially become Novelis' Chief Financial Officer after the filing of the company's first quarter 10-Q in August.
Steve Pohl, currently Interim Chief Financial Officer, will be responsible for the function until that time.
Over the last 29 years, Mr. Ahuja has worked in a variety of finance roles, across geographies and industries.
Prior to joining Novelis, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Alcon U.S., a subsidiary of the global healthcare company Novartis.
Previous to that role, he held various financial leadership positions during his 15-year tenure with Novartis.
Mr. Ahuja holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from R.A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai, India, and has completed general management training at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Prior to his appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer in October 2015, Mr. Pohl served as the company's Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. He joined Novelis in 2009 as Vice President of Finance for North America and then served as Vice President, Global Business Services from 2011 to 2012.
Before joining Novelis, Mr. Pohl spent 28 years with PPG Industries in finance and operational positions in the glass and coatings businesses, including running the company's automotive coatings business in Latin America. While with PPG, he served in international leadership positions in Mexico, France and Switzerland.
Mr. Pohl holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from La Roche College in Pennsylvania and has completed executive management training in cost accounting at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and in marketing management at Columbia University.