The work of worldsteel is overseen by its members through the Board of Directors. The Board is composed of the chairmen or chief executive officer of worldsteel member companies and meets twice a year.

Voting rights of regular members at the Board Meeting and the Annual General Meeting are calculated based on tonnage production. Associate and affiliated members have one vote at the Annual General Meeting.

The Board is supported by an Executive Committee (see list below). All worldsteel officers, including the Chairman are appointed by the Board.

Day to day operations of the association are administered by a director general, who is appointed by the Board. worldsteel's current director general is Edwin Basson.

2018-2019 Office Bearers

The following office bearers were elected for a one-year term in October 2018.



André JOHANNPETER, Executive Vice Chairman, Gerdau 



Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman

YU Yong, Chairman, HBIS Group

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman

Kosei SHINDO, President, Representative Director, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC)




Sajjan JINDAL, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel 

Wolfgang EDER, voestalpine AG

John FERRIOLA, Nucor Corporation

Sajjan JINDAL, JSW Steel Limited

André JOHANNPETER, Gerdau S.A.

Koji KAKIGI, JFE Steel Corporation

Lakshmi MITTAL, ArcelorMittal

Alexey MORDASHOV, Severstal (PAO)

Thachat Viswanath NARENDRAN, Tata Steel Limited

Roger NEWPORT, AK Steel Corporation

Paolo ROCCA, Techint Group

Kosei SHINDO, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC)

YU Yong, HBIS Group Co., Ltd.


Edwin BASSON, World Steel Association