World Steel Association elects new officers

Association also welcomes new members.

October 19, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Ferrous Personnel

The board of directors of the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), Brussels, has elected the following new officers for 2017/2018 at the Worldsteel General Assembly in Brussels. The new officers will serve a one-year term:

  • Chairman Kosei Shindo, representative director and president, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp.;
  • Vice Chairman John Ferriola, chairman, CEO and president, Nucor Corp.;
  • Vice Chairman Ohjoon Kwon, CEO, POSCO; and
  • Treasurer Sajjan Jindal, chairman and managing director, JSW Steel Ltd.

The board of directors also elected the 2017/18 Executive Committee:

  • Wolfgang Eder, Voestalpine AG;
  • Ferriola;
  • Heinrich Hiesinger, Thyssenkrupp AG;
  • Jindal;
  • André Johannpeter, Gerdau S.A.;
  • Koji Kakigi, JFE Steel Corp.;
  • Kwon;
  • Ma Guoqiang, China Baowu Steel Group Corp. Ltd.;
  • Lakshmi Mittal, ArcelorMittal;
  • Alexey Mordashov, Severstal (PAO);
  • Thachat Viswanath Narendran, Tata Steel Ltd.;
  • Roger Newport, AK Steel Corp.;
  • Paolo Rocca, Techint Group;
  • Kosei Shindo, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.;
  • Yu Yong, HBIS Group Co. Ltd.; and
  • Edwin Basson, Worldsteel.



A number of new companies also were welcomed as new members of Worldsteel:

  • Regular members (steel companies producing more than 2 million short tons, or 1.8 metric tons, per year):
  • China Baowu Steel Group, represented by Ma;
  • Essar Steel Algoma, d.b.a Algoma, represented by Kalyan Ghosh;
  • Liberty OneSteel (formerly Arrium Ltd.), represented by Sanjeev Gupta; and
  • Toscelik Profil Ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., represented by Fuat Tosyali.



  • Associate members (steel companies producing less than 2 million short tons per year):
  • Abul Khair Steel Group, represented by Imran Momin;
  • Bahru Stainless Sdn Bhd, represented by Oswald Wolfe; and
  • PT Gunung Raja Paksi, represented by Tony Taniwan.
  • Affiliated members (steel-related associations):
  • A3M: Alliance de Minérais, Minéraux, et Métaux, represented by Claire de Langeron;
  • Material Processing Institute, represented by Chris McDonald; and
  • World Refractories Association (WRA), represented by Simona Vackeova.