Metal Exchange Hires Boris Santosi as Managing Director for its European Operations


Metal Exchange announces that Boris Santosi is joining the organization as Managing Director of Metal Exchange International (MEI). From the company’s Zürich office, Santosi will report to his predecessor Kevin Schmidt, Vice President of International and Business Development, and will be responsible for the organization’s European operations. This includes enhancing MEI’s presence in Europe, driving growth, and spearheading strategic initiatives.

“I am excited to be a part of Metal Exchange team, and MEI specifically as it is a highly reputable and dynamic metals company that is well-positioned for growth in a fast-changing European aluminium market” Santosi says. “I look forward to shaping the solutions to connect global producers and European consumers in their challenge to satisfy growing demand for aluminum metal that addresses balanced sustainability, decarbonization and circular economy”.

Santosi brings over 30 years of progressive experience in metals and industrial minerals. Most recently, he served as Director of Global Export Markets for Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), where he led regional sales offices in the US and Europe, while maintaining a keen focus on long-term business development. Throughout his career, he has also cultivated expertise in supply chain management, strategic account management, and sustainability initiatives. He holds a Master’s in Engineering Renewable Energy from RMIT University Melbourne, a postgraduate diploma in Global Business from University of Oxford and a postgraduate certificate in Sustainability from University of Cambridge.

This opportunity became available recently as Kevin Schmidt was promoted from Managing Director of MEI to Vice President of International and Business Development for Metal Exchange – a move he will relocate to the US headquarters later this year. “I am confident that MEI is in good hands with Boris at the helm. I look forward to working closely with him as he leverages his wealth of experience to ensure continued strategic growth and operational excellence. Knowing what they are capable of, I’m excited to see what both Boris and the current MEI team will accomplish."

“Boris is a tremendous addition to the team” adds Matt Rohm, CEO of parent company MX Holdings. “I am confident that his deep expertise and proven aptitude for strategic thinking and relationship building, paired with his cross-cultural experience, make him well-suited to lead our team in Europe.”