Li-Cycle hires two new execs

Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. has appointed two new executives to its management team. Nahla Azmy joins in the role of senior vice-president (SVP), investor relations and financial communications. Abdelsalam Aldwikat takes on the role of vice-president information technology (IT).

In her new role, Azmy will lead all investor relations activities and act in a strategic advisory capacity to the company’s executive leadership team. She reports to Li-Cycle’s president, CEO, and co-founder, Ajay Kochhar.

Azmy brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior investor relations officer and former equity analyst, providing strategic and financial community perspectives while also building strong investor relations programs for companies experiencing major growth and transformation.

Before joining Li-Cycle, Azmy was vice-president of investor relations and financial communications for Ecovyst (formerly PQ Corporation), where she developed and implemented an investor relations program for the company following its 2017 IPO. Before that she established and led transformational investor relations programs for Versum Materials (acquired by Merck AG), Alcoa (separated into three companies), Rockwood Holdings (acquired by Albemarle), and NRG Energy. Before joining NRG, Azmy was an equity analyst for eight years with a utilities and power research team.

Azmy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from NYU Stern School of Finance and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University. She was elected to the NIRI Philadelphia Board of Directors in 2021, earned NIRI’s Investor Relations Charter credential (IRC) in 2020, and is a member of the NIRI Senior IR Roundtable.

In his new role, Aldwikat will oversee Li-Cycle’s global IT.

He brings nearly 20 years of experience specializing in the alignment of technology to corporate strategy, operations, business process improvement, and process automation. He has a track record of leading strategic initiatives, implementation, and delivery of technology across a variety of industries. Aldwikat reports to Li-Cycle’s CFO, Bruce MacInnis.

Before Li-Cycle, Aldwikat served as chief technology officer of REVIVE Superfoods where he built, implemented, and transformed the company’s IT & technology strategy. Previously, he worked for Redline Communications Group.

Aldwikat earned his Master of Science in Information & Computer Security from the New York Institute of Technology and BA in Information Technology.