Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Ken Giacobbe is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arconic, a role he has held since 2016. Ken has deep experience leading finance functions across Arconic’s portfolio, having served in senior finance roles in both the USA and Europe across the aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial gas turbine, and commercial building and construction markets. Ken serves on the Arconic Executive Leadership Team, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the company.
Under Ken’s financial leadership, Arconic grew from $13 billion in total revenue in 2017 during its first year after separating from Alcoa, to $14 billion in 2018. By the third quarter of 2019, Arconic’s outstanding financial performance and outlook for the rest of the year led the company to increase its full-year adjusted earnings per share guidance for the third time in 2019.
Prior to separation from Alcoa, Ken served as Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa's Engineered Products and Solutions (EP&S) business, where he had financial oversight for the business segments that currently comprise Arconic’s Engineered Products and Forgings, including Arconic Engines, Arconic Fastening Systems and Arconic Structures. He previously had financial oversight for Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, and Alcoa Building and Construction Systems.
Ken has strong M&A experience having led the successful financial integration of Alcoa’s three aerospace-focused acquisitions valued together at approximately $5 billion. In 2007 he helped lead the $2.7 billion divestiture of Alcoa’s packaging and consumer businesses through a sale to Rank Group Limited.
Earlier, Ken was Group Controller for the EP&S business, a position he assumed in 2011. Ken joined Alcoa in 2004 as Vice President of Finance for Global Extruded Products, and later served as Vice President of Finance for Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems business.
Ken has held senior finance roles at Avaya and Lucent Technologies. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and an MBA from the University of South Florida.