World Steel Association elects new officers

Association also welcomes new members.

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October 19, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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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.