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Anton Berlin, Norilsk Nickel, elected Chairperson of Nickel Institute

TORONTO, Canada – 09 November 2017 –  At the Annual Members Meeting of the Nickel Institute on 2 November 2017, Anton Berlin, Director of Marketing, MMC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) was elected Chairperson of the Nickel Institute. His appointment is for a one year term, renewable for a second year. Scott Yarrow, Vice President, Sustainability, Nickel, Glencore International AG was elected First Vice Chairperson.

Mr. Berlin succeeds Martin Vydra, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Technologies, Sherritt International.  Nickel Institute President, David Butler said “We are grateful to Martin for his leadership and commitment as Chairperson over the past two years. Anton brings extensive international nickel industry experience and insight to this role. The Members and Nickel Institute are very fortunate to have him.”

Anton Berlin said “The Nickel Institute is a valuable asset to the nickel industry. It serves the industry efficiently and effectively. In my role as Chairperson, I am looking forward to doing all I can to support and steer its work on behalf of our Members.” 

The Nickel Institute is the global association of leading primary nickel producers. Its mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications. NI grows and supports markets for new and existing nickel applications including stainless steel; and promotes sound science, risk management, and socio-economic benefit as the basis for public policy and regulation. Through its science division NiPERA Inc. (, it also undertakes leading edge scientific research relevant to human health and the environment. NI is the centre of excellence for information on nickel and nickel-containing materials and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America.

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