World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

16 October 2019 Monterrey, Mexico

The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday elected the following new officers for 2019/2020 at the worldsteel General Assembly in Monterrey.

The new officers are elected for a one-year period:

  • Chairman - YU Yong, Chairman, HBIS Group Co., Ltd.
  • Vice Chairman - Sajjan JINDAL, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited
  • Vice Chairman - André JOHANNPETER, Executive Vice Chairman, Gerdau S.A.
  • Treasurer – Roger NEWPORT, Chief Executive Officer, AK Steel


The Board of Directors also elected the 2019/20 Executive Committee:

  • CHEN Derong, Chairman of the Board, China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited
  • Jeong-Woo CHOI, Chief Executive Officer, POSCO
  • Eiji HASHIMOTO, Representative Director and President, Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Sajjan JINDAL, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited
  • André JOHANNPETER, Executive Vice Chairman, Gerdau S.A.
  • Koji KAKIGI, President and CEO, JFE Steel Corporation
  • Lakshmi MITTAL, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal
  • Alexey MORDASHOV, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal (PAO)
  • Thachat Viswanath NARENDRAN, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited
  • Roger NEWPORT, Chief Executive Officer, AK Steel Corporation
  • Paolo ROCCA, President and CEO, Techint Group
  • Leon TOPALIAN, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nucor Corporation
  • YU Yong, Chairman, - HBIS Group Co., Ltd.
  • Edwin BASSON, Director General, World Steel Association (worldsteel)
     

The Board of Directors also welcomed the following steel producers as regular worldsteel members:

  • Algerian Qatari Steel (Algeria) represented by Yousef Ahmed AL-MUHANNADI
  • AZA (Chile) represented by Hermann VON MUHLENBROCK
  • Big River Steel (U.S.A.) represented by David STICKLER
  • Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant PJSC (Russian Federation) represented by Boris KOVALENKOV
  • RL Steels and Energy Limited (India) represented by Nitin Narendrakumar GUPTA
     

The following are welcomed as affiliated members:

  • Chermet Corporation (Russian Federation) represented by Yury MISHIN
  • JPC: Joint Plant Committee (India) represented by Ranjan BANDYOPADHYAY
  • NCSI: National Committee for Steel Industry (Saudi Arabia) represented by Mohammad AL JABR

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Notes to Editors:

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.

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