Dr. Martin Iffert studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and began his professional career in 1994 as a trainee at ALUMINIUM Essen GmbH, a TRIMET company, and subsequently became operations manager, production manager, electrolysis manager, and plant manager.
In 2003 Iffert began to conduct research at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where he earned his doctorate in 2007 with a dissertation on the subject of “Aluminium Smelting Cell Control and Optimization.” Alongside his professional responsibilities he completed the MBA program at the IMD Business School in Lausanne.
Iffert has published numerous technical papers and spoken at international conferences. Noteworthy achievements include expanding the electrolysis capacity of the Essen plant, recommissioning the Hamburg plant, as well as taking charge of and integrating the production plants in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Castelsarrasin plus the electrolysis plant in Voerde.
Dr. Martin Iffert has been a member of the TRIMET Aluminium SE executive board since March 1, 2009, and was appointed chairman of the executive board on October 1, 2011. In addition, he has been president of TRIMET France SAS since December 16, 2013.