16 October 2023 Shanghai, China

The Board of Members of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following Executive Board of Directors for the 2023/2024 period. The individuals on the Executive Board of Directors will hold office for one year:

  • Chairman – Leon TOPALIAN, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Corporation
  • Vice-Chairman – Thachat Viswanath NARENDRAN, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Steel
  • Vice-Chairman – Jeong-Woo CHOI, CEO, POSCO Holdings
  • Treasurer – Mark VASSELLA, Managing Director & CEO, BlueScope Steel Limited
  • Chairman of worldstainless – Timoteo DI MAULO, CEO, Aperam

The Board of Members has also elected the 2023/2024 Executive Committee:

  • Salah AL-ANSARI – President, HADEED, Saudi Iron & Steel Company (a SABIC affiliate)
  • David BURRITT – President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation
  • Jeong-Woo CHOI – CEO, POSCO Holdings
  • Uğur DALBELER – CEO, Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.Ş.
  • Eiji HASHIMOTO – Representative Director and President, Nippon Steel Corporation
  • HU Wangming – Chairman, China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited
  • Sajjan JINDAL – Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited
  • André Bier Gerdau JOHANNPETER – Executive Vice Chairman, Gerdau S.A.
  • Yoshihisa KITANO – President & CEO, JFE Steel Corporation
  • Lakshmi N. MITTAL – Executive Chairman, ArcelorMittal
  • Alexey A. MORDASHOV – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal (PAO) (passive member)
  • Thachat Viswanath NARENDRAN – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Steel
  • Paolo ROCCA – President and CEO, Techint Group
  • Leon TOPALIAN – President & Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Corporation
  • YU Yong – Chairman, HBIS Group Co., Ltd.
  • Hubert ZAJICEK – Member of the Board, CEO of Steel Division, voestalpine AG
  • Edwin BASSON, Director General, World Steel Association (worldsteel), as Secretary


The Board of Members has also welcomed the following steel producer as a regular member:

  • ARFA Iron and Steel Company (Iran), represented by Mojtaba Mehri NEJAD
  • Saarloha Advanced Materials Private Limited (India), represented by Ravindra Kumar GOYAL

 The following is welcomed as an affiliated member:

  • ResponsibleSteel (Australia), represented by Annie HEATON





  • 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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