He took over from Olaf Meissner on August 1, 2011.

Preben, a Danish national, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lancaster University in the UK and Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy and has lived outside of Denmark for more than 20 years.

Prior to joining Qatalum, he held senior positions with Emirates Aluminium Company (Emal) in Abu Dhabi, Arqaam Capital in Dubai and PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.