Aperam appoints Bert Lyssens as Head of Sustainability, Human Resources and Communications

aperamLuxembourg, 2 March 2015 – Aperam announces today that Bert Lyssens is appointed Head of Sustainability, Human Resources and Communications effective April 1, 2015. Bert will be a Member of Aperam’s Leadership Team and will report to Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam.


Bert Lyssens, 45 years, has over twenty years of experience in Human Resources and has spent 10 years at Agfa where he was Group Vice President from 2010 onwards. Bert joined Agfa Gevaert in 2005 as HR Director responsible for EMEA and was appointed HR Director International at Agfa Graphics in 2006. In 2008, he was appointed VP Human Resources at Agfa HealthCare. Prior to joining Agfa, Bert held several HR positions at AT&T, IBM and Schelstraete & Desmedt.


Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam:

“I welcome Bert to our Leadership Team and I am convinced that Bert’s extensive HR knowledge with exposure to our key markets and experience in designing the most efficient organizations will be a major support for the Group.”




About Aperam


Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. The business is organized in three primary operating segments: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties.


Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat stainless steel capacity in Brazil and Europe and is a leader in high value specialty products. Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty from low cost biomass (charcoal). Its industrial network is concentrated in six production facilities located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam has about 9,400 employees.


Aperam commits to operate in a responsible way with respect to health, safety and the well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. In 2014, Aperam had revenues of USD 5.5 billion and shipments of 1.81 million tonnes.

For further information, please refer to our website at www.aperam.com