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Michael Lopez

As Director of Global Inclusion and Diversity at Alcoa, Michael is responsible for creating and executing the company’s global inclusion and diversity strategy.
In addition to overseeing a range of internal programs to support the needs of the business and attract and engage employees worldwide, he directs Alcoa’s involvement in key external engagements such as the World Economic Forum, where Alcoa is a Strategic Partner, and Out Leadership, where Alcoa is also a member. He also helps to shape and promote the company’s position on local, state and federal legislative issues that could have an impact on equal rights in and outside of the workplace.
In addition to publishing relevant opinion pieces, Michael oversees the Company’s thought leadership platform on behalf of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with a particular focus on important social issues that are critical to the business. He also leads Alcoa’s efforts to increase the representation and further strengthen the engagement of BAME employees. Together with peers in Human Resources, he ensures that inclusion and diversity goals are fully integrated throughout the talent management process, from recruitment and on-boarding, to learning and development.