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World Steel Association Elects New Officers and Welcomes New Members

Chairman:                      Wolfgang Eder, Chairman and CEO, voestalpine AG/AT
Vice Chairman:             John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO and President, Nucor Corporation/US
Treasurer:                      Eiji Hayashida, President and CEO, JFE Holdings Inc./JP
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Edwin Basson, Director General of the World Steel Association, said: “We are very pleased that Wolfgang Eder has agreed to accept a second term as Chairman. Eiji Hayashida will also continue as Treasurer and we welcome John Ferriola as our new Vice Chairman. We are also delighted to welcome our new members.” The Board of Directors also elected the 2015/16 Executive Committee:
Wolfgang Eder, voestalpine AG/AT
John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation/US
Eiji Hayashida, JFE Holdings, Inc./JP
Heinrich Hiesinger, ThyssenKrupp AG/DE
Sajjan Jindal, JSW Steel Ltd/IN
Oh-Joon Kwon, POSCO/KR
André Gerdau Johannpeter, Gerdau SA/BR
Mario Longhi, United States Steel Corporation/US
Lakshmi Mittal, ArcelorMittal/IN
Alexey Mordashov, Severstal JSC/RU
Paolo Rocca, Techint Group/RA
Kosei Shindo, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation/JP
Lejiang Xu, Baosteel Group Corporation/CN
Edwin Basson, World Steel Association/BE
The Board of Directors also welcomed the following companies as new members of worldsteel:
– Regular members (steel companies producing >1,8 Mt/a): AK Steel Corporation/US, represented by Roger Newport
– Affiliated Members (steel related organisations): Austrian Mining & Steel Association/AT, represented by Roman Stiftner, and The Indian Steel Association/IN, represented by Sanak Mishra.
worldsteel is one of the largest industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85 % of the world’s steel production, including 170 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.

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