Citicorp, New York, elected Alain J. P. Belda, president and chief operating officer of Alcoa since January, as a director.

Mr. Belda, 54, joined Alcoa Aluminio, Alcoa's majority-owned Brazilian affiliate, in 1969 as a trainee, and 10 years later was named its president.

In 1989 Mr. Belda was put in charge of Alcoa's entire Latin American market. In 1994 he moved to Pittsburgh to become the company's executive vice president.

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