World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members


World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

Dubai, 12 October 2016 – The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday elected the following new officers for 2016/2017 at worldsteel’s 50th Annual Conference in Dubai, UAE. The new officers are elected for a one-year period:

  • Chairman: John FERRIOLA, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Nucor Corporation
  • Vice Chairman: Kosei SHINDO, Representative Director & President, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation
  • Vice Chairman: Dr Wolfgang EDER, Chairman & CEO, voestalpine AG
  • Treasurer: Eiji HAYASHIDA, President & CEO, JFE Holdings Inc.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Edwin Basson, Director General, worldsteel, said, “I am delighted that John Ferriola has taken up the position of Chairman. He has made invaluable contributions to worldsteel in the past not only as Vice Chairman, but also as a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Education and Training Committee. I am pleased that we will continue to benefit from the expertise of both Dr Wolfgang Eder, who becomes Vice Chairman, and Eiji Hayashida, who continues in his role as Treasurer. I warmly welcome Kosei Shindo as Vice Chairman and of course I warmly welcome the new members of our association.”

The Board of Directors also elected the 2016/17 Executive Committee:

John FERRIOLA, Nucor Corporation

Wolfgang EDER, voestalpine AG

Eiji HAYASHIDA, JFE Holdings, Inc.

Heinrich HIESINGER, thyssenkrupp

Sajjan JINDAL, JSW Steel Ltd



Mario LONGHI, United States Steel Corporation

Lakshmi MITTAL, ArcelorMittal

Alexey MORDASHOV, Severstal JSC

Paolo ROCCA, Techint Group

Kosei SHINDO, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

XU Lejiang, Baosteel Group

YU Yong, Hesteel Group Co., Ltd.


Edwin BASSON, worldsteel

The Board of Directors also welcomed the following companies as new members of worldsteel:

Regular members (steel companies producing more than 2 million short tons (1.8 Mt) per annum):

  • Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd., represented by SUN Guolong
  • British Steel, represented by Roland JUNCK
  • CITIC Pacific Special Steel Holdings, represented by YU Yapeng
  • TsingShan Iron and Steel Group, represented by XIANG Guangda

Associate members (steel companies producing more than 2 million short tons (1.8 Mt) per annum):

  • The Rani Re-Rolling Mills Ltd., represented by Sumon CHOWDHURY

Affiliated members (steel-related organisations):

  • Association of Enterprises UKRMETALURGPROM, represented by Oleksandr KALENKOV
  • Australian Steel Institute (ASI), represented by Anthony DIXON
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA), represented by Edward WHALEN
  • FEhS Institute for Constructions Materials Research, represented by Thomas REICHE



• The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world’s steel production, including over 150 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.