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14th October, 2021 10:00 IST

Biznextindia : World Steel Association (Worldteel) has said it has elected Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel Ltd, as Chairman of Worldsteel for the 2021-22 period. Mr. Jindal is the first representative from India to serve as Chairman of the WSA.

Dr. Yu Yong of HBIS Group and Jeong Woo CHOI have been elected as the two vice-chairmen of the organization. Similarly, Mark VASSELLA, BlueScope Steel has been named as the Treasurer  and   Timoteo DI MAULO, Aperam has been named as chairman of the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF).

Worldsteel acts as the focal point for the steel industry, providing global leadership on all major strategic issues impacting the industry, particularly focusing on economic, environmental and social sustainability. Worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world’s steel production, including more than 160 steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations and steel research institutes. Established in 1967, it is one of the largest industry representations in the world, and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

“It is a privilege to serve as Chairman of the World Steel Association. The next few years look to be interesting for the global steel industry. Governments and policy makers have come to realize that in order to rebuild their economies, they need to increase their spending on infrastructure” said Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel.

“This global structural shift has provided the industry with numerous new opportunities to make steel in a more efficient manner. As we contribute to the progress of society, we also need to build a better and cleaner future by working towards decarbonizing steel production. We, as an industry, have a responsibility to shape the future in a meaningful and impactful manner” he added.

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