ISSF’s new office bearers elected during ISSF-17 in New Orleans

New Orleans, 16 May 2013. The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has elected new office bearers during the organisation’s 17th Annual Conference (ISSF-17) which is being held in New Orleans, USA from 15-16 May.

Philippe Darmayan, Chief Executive Officer of Aperam has been elected Chairman of ISSF for a two year term.

Bernardo Velázquez of Acerinox Group, and Suh, Young-Sea of POSCO have been elected as Vice Chairmen. Mika Seitovirta, President and CEO of Outokumpu has been re-elected as ISSF Treasurer for the coming year.

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

  • Philippe Darmayan, Aperam (Chairman of ISSF)
  • Bernardo Velázquez, Acerinox Group (Vice Chairman of ISSF)
  • Cui Jian, Baosteel Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. (replaces Lou Dingbo)
  • Thiery Crémailh, SCHMOLZ+BICKENBACH (replaces Benedikt Niemeyer)
  • Clemens Iller, Outokumpu/ThyssenKrupp
  • Ratan Jindal, Jindal Stainless Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Kinoshita, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel
  • Li Xiaobo, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • David Martin, Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd.
  • Toshinori Miki, Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
  • Takafumi Nishiuma, JFE Steel Corporation (replacing Hiroshi Ueda)
  • Mika Seitovirta, Outokumpu (Treasurer of ISSF)
  • Tadashi Shimao, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
  • Suh Young-Sea, POSCO (replacing Kim Joon-Sik) (Vice Chairman of ISSF)
  • Jeffrey Hsu, YUSCO Group
  • John Rowe, 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:

  • Philippe Darmayan, Aperam
  • Bernardo Velázquez, Acerinox Group
  • Cui Jian, Baosteel Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.
  • Ratan Jindal, Jindal Stainless Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Kinoshita, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel
  • Li Xiaobo, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • Mika Seitovirta, Outokumpu (Treasurer of ISSF)
  • Suh Young-Sea (POSCO)
  • Jeffrey Hsu, YUSCO Group
  • John Rowe, International Stainless Steel Forum

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Published: 21/05/2013
Last modified: 21/05/2013

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