Karen K Renner has been appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective October 25, 2010, while Kim Adler is Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, effective October 18, 2010.

Ms Renner will lead the development of global enabling technology, providing business solutions and support structures to strengthen the company’s information technology infrastructure.

Ms Renner comes to Novelis from General Electric Company where she spent the past 18 years in progressively senior IT leadership roles including CIO of GE Energy Shared Services and CIO, GE Security. Most recently, she was CIO, GE Digital Energy.

Ms Adler will develop a global communications strategy for the company.

Ms Adler was previously head of Corporate Communications for Freudenberg-NOK and Freudenberg North America.

Prior to her time at Freudenberg, she was Senior Director, Communications, ArvinMeritor, Inc. and previously held executive level communications consulting positions at companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Ford Motor Company and Visteon.