The work of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) is guided by its members and overseen by its Executive Board of Directors.

The Executive Board of Directors is supported by an elected Executive Committee as well as by the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. All worldsteel officers, including the Chairman and members of those Committees  are elected during the general meetings of members under the advisement of the Nominating Committee.

Main member representatives of Regular and Affiliated members (referred to as Board of Members) can participate and vote during the general meeting of members. Each member has at least one vote and additional voting rights are set in Article 2 of the Internal Regulations of worldsteel.

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


2020-2021 Office Bearers


12 October 2020 - The Board of Members of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following Executive Board of Directors for the 2020/2021 period. The individuals on the Executive Board of Directors usually hold office for one year, but the Board of Members has in this instance voted to extend the mandates of last year’s Executive Board of Directors due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s interference with their duties at the postponed Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members and other worldsteel meetings:

  • Chairman – YU Yong, HBIS Group Co., Ltd.
  • Vice-Chairman – Sajjan JINDAL, JSW Steel Limited
  • Vice-Chairman – André JOHANNPETER, Gerdau S.A.
  • Treasurer – Mark VASSELLA, BlueScope Steel Limited
  • Chairman of the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) – Bernardo VELÁZQUEZ, ACERINOX S.A.

The Board of Members has also elected the 2020/2021 Executive Committee:

  • Salah AL-ANSARI – HADEED, Saudi Iron & Steel Company (a SABIC affiliate)
  • David BURRITT – United States Steel Corporation
  • CHEN Derong – China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited
  • Jeong-Woo CHOI – POSCO
  • Uğur DALBELER – Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.Ş.
  • Eiji HASHIMOTO – Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Sajjan JINDAL – JSW Steel Limited
  • André Bier Gerdau JOHANNPETER – Gerdau S.A.
  • Yoshihisa KITANO – JFE Steel Corporation
  • Alexey MORDASHOV – Severstal (PAO)
  • Thachat Viswanath NARENDRAN – Tata Steel Limited
  • Paolo ROCCA – Techint Group
  • Leon TOPALIAN – Nucor Corporation
  • YU Yong – HBIS Group Co., Ltd.
  • Hubert ZAJICEK – voestalpine A.G.