The appointment to the top job marks a rapid promotion for Lu Dongliang, who had only served as president at Chalco for one year.
Aluminum Corp of China Ltd Mining News
Operating pressure on smelters is "reaching the extreme limit" even worse than in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The major producers will talk about what they can do to support the market, if there's a possibility to do further curtailments.
China's biggest state-run aluminium producer has decided to make around 470,000 tonnes of annual output at units including Shanxi Huasheng and Shandong Huayu subject to "flexible" output arrangements.