ISSF’s new office bearers elected during ISSF-16 in Beijing

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has elected new office bearers during the organisation’s 16th Annual Conference (ISSF-16) which is being held in Beijing, China from 16-17 May.

Joon-Sik Kim, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of the Stainless Steel Business Division of POSCO has been elected Chairman of ISSF for a one year term.

Bernardo Velázquez, Chief Executive Officer of Acerinox Group, and Philippe Darmayan, Chief Executive Officer of Aperam have been elected as Vice Chairmen. Mika Seitovirta, President and CEO of Outokumpu has been re-elected as ISSF Treasurer for the coming year.

During ISSF-16, the new Board also re-elected Pascal Payet-Gaspard as Secretary and Secretary General of ISSF until 31 December 2012. Mr Payet-Gaspard has announced that he will retire at the end of 2012 and John Rowe has been elected as his successor.

Mr Rowe will join ISSF from 1 January 2013. He is currently General Manager of Shanghai Krupp Stainless Co. Ltd, a position he has held since 2008. Mr Rowe has a background in law, minerals and marketing and has worked for a number of companies within the stainless steel industry during his career.

The Board of ISSF is elected for one year and comprises:

  • Bernardo Velázquez, Acerinox Group (Vice Chairman of ISSF)
  • Philippe Darmayan, Aperam (Vice Chairman of ISSF)
  • Dingbo Lou, Baosteel Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.
  • David Martin, Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd.
  • Tadashi Shimao, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Ueda, JFE Steel Corporation
  • Ratan Jindal, Jindal Stainless Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Kinoshita, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel
  • Toshinori Miki, Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
  • Mika Seitovirta, Outokumpu (Treasurer of ISSF)
  • Joon-Sik Kim, POSCO (Chairman of ISSF)
  • Benedikt Niemeyer, SCHMOLZ+BICKENBACH
  • Xiaobo Li, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • Clemens Iller, ThyssenKrupp Nirosta GmbH
  • Jeffrey Hsu, YUSCO Group
  • Pascal Payet-Gaspard (until 31 December 2012), International Stainless Steel Forum
  • John Rowe (from 1 January 2013), International Stainless Steel Forum

The following Board Members were also elected to the ISSF Executive Committee which oversees the day-to-day running of the organisation:

  • Bernardo Velázquez, Acerinox Group
  • Philippe Darmayan, Aperam
  • Dingbo Lou, Baosteel Stainless Steel Co. Ltd.
  • Ratan Jindal, Jindal Stainless Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Kinoshita, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel
  • Mika Seitovirta, Outokumpu
  • Joon-Sik Kim, POSCO
  • Xiaobo Li, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • Clemens Iller, ThyssenKrupp Nirosta GmbH
  • Jeffrey Hsu, YUSCO Group
  • Pascal Payet-Gaspard, International Stainless Steel Forum (until 31 December 2012)
  • John Rowe, International Stainless Steel Forum, (from 1 January 2013)

 

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Published: 17/05/2012
Last modified: 17/05/2012

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