Leadership Transition at ArcelorMittal Germany

Thomas Buenger
Thomas BuengerImage Source: ArcelorMittal


Thomas Bünger is set to take over as CEO of ArcelorMittal Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt, succeeding Reiner Blaschek from February 1, 2024. This change aligns with ArcelorMittal's focus on decarbonization and digitalization in steel production. Bünger brings extensive experience from tin mining and Aurubis, poised to drive future success.


ArcelorMittal Germany witnesses a significant leadership shift as Thomas Bünger prepares to assume the role of CEO at the Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt plants, taking charge of the Germany cluster within ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. His appointment, effective February 1, 2024, follows the tenure of Reiner Blaschek, who transitions to lead the entire European flat steel division.

Bünger, previously the CEO of a tin mining development company in London, brings a wealth of experience, notably from Aurubis in Hamburg, where he held crucial operational and technological roles. His career commenced in research and development at Freiberger Compound Materials in Germany.

Expressing enthusiasm for the upcoming responsibilities, Bünger highlights the pivotal focus on decarbonization and digitalization in steel manufacturing. His academic background includes studies at the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, specializing in non-ferrous metallurgy.

The managerial transition, pending approval at the December 2023 Supervisory Board meetings, aims to strengthen ArcelorMittal's commitment to innovation and sustainability in the German steel sector.


The appointment of Thomas Bünger as CEO marks a strategic move for ArcelorMittal Germany, aligning with industry shifts towards decarbonization and digital transformation. Bünger's diverse expertise positions him to lead the Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt plants, steering the company towards continued innovation and sustainability in steel production.

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