Austria's AMAG names Alcoa's Wieser CEO

VIENNA, Sept 19 Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:29am EDT

VIENNA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Austrian aluminium group AMAG on Thursday named Alcoa executive Helmut Wieser as its next chief executive, replacing Gerhard Falch from April 1, 2014 for a term of just over three years.

Wieser, 59, was most recently global executive vice president and group president Rolled Products at Alcoa, the world's largest aluminium producer, AMAG said in a statement.

Wieser had worked before for Austria Metall AG, a legal predecessor of AMAG.