Board of Directors

Arnaud Soirat

Member of the Board of Directors

Arnaud Soirat was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Oyu Tolgoi LLC in September 2018. Arnaud joined Rio Tinto in 2010 as chief operating officer, Primary Metal, Europe, Middle-East & Africa, has been appointed as chief executive, Copper & Diamonds in July 2016.

Before joining Rio Tinto, Arnaud spent 18 years in various technical and operational positions with Alcoa and Pechiney in both Australia and Europe. He has 25 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry and a wealth of operational and commercial experience gained in various roles, working across five continents. Arnaud was previously Aluminium Primary Metal president and chief executive officer, responsible for managing and improving operations and businesses globally, with a particular focus on lean manufacturing and operational excellence.