World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday elected the following new officers for 2017/2018 at the worldsteel General Assembly in Brussels. The new officers are elected for a one-year period:

  • Chairman: Kosei SHINDO, Representative Director & President, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation
  • Vice Chairman: John FERRIOLA, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Nucor Corporation
  • Vice Chairman: Ohjoon KWON, CEO, POSCO
  • Treasurer: Sajjan JINDAL, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited

The Board of Directors also elected the 2017/18 Executive Committee:

Wolfgang EDER, voestalpine AG

John FERRIOLA, Nucor Corporation

Heinrich HIESINGER, thyssenkrupp AG

Sajjan JINDAL, JSW Steel Limited

André JOHANNPETER, Gerdau S.A.

Koji KAKIGI, JFE Steel Corporation


MA Guoqiang, China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited

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

YU Yong, HBIS Group Co., Ltd.


Edwin BASSON, World Steel Association

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 metric tonnes) per annum):

  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited, represented by MA Guoqiang
  • Essar Steel Algoma d.b.a ALGOMA, represented by Kalyan GHOSH
  • Liberty OneSteel (formerly Arrium Limited), represented by Sanjeev GUPTA
  • Toscelik Profil Ve Sac Endustrisi A.Ş., represented by Fuat TOSYALI

Associate members (steel companies producing less than 2 million short tons (1.8 metric tonnes) per annum):

  • Abul Khair Steel Group, represented by Imran MOMIN
  • Bahru Stainless Sdn Bhd, represented by Oswald WOLFE
  • PT Gunung Raja Paksi, represented by Tony TANIWAN

Affiliate members (steel-related associations)

  • A3M: Alliance de Minérais, Minéraux, et Métaux, represented by Claire de LANGERON
  • Materials Processing Institute, represented by Chris McDONALD
  • World Refractories Association (WRA), represented by Simona VACKEOVA

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 160 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.