GFG Alliance’s LIBERTY Steel Group has strengthened its European management team with the appointment of Mr Renaud Moretti as CEO LIBERTY Downstream Synergies and Mr Colin McGibbon as CEO LIBERTY France. Both Mr Renaud and Mr Colin will report into Mr Roland Junck, LIBERTY Steel’s President for the UK & Europe.
Mr Renaud Moretti will be responsible for the overall management of the company’s downstream steel mills in Europe, which include the LIBERTY Magona plant in Italy and LIBERTY Liège-Dudelange’s three plants in Belgium and Luxemburg. Renaud will join LIBERTY in April. Mr Renaud has almost twenty years of experience within the steel industry and was most recently CEO of NLMK’s Europe Strip, the division which includes NLMK La Louviere, NLMK Strasbourg and the service centre NLMK Manage. Before moving to NLMK Europe, Mr Renaud worked in senior positions at the Galvanizing Line and Cold-Rolling Mill at the Corus, now Tata Steel, Myriad site at Maubeuge in France.
Mr Colin McGibbon will be responsible for the overall management of the company’s French GREENSTEEL businesses, LIBERTY Ascoval and LIBERTY Rail Hayange. Colin joined LIBERTY on 1st February 2021. Mr Colin has more than twenty years’ experience in the metals industry, most recently as the CEO of the SLN Nickel Company in New Caledonia. He also has a strong understanding of both our French steel and aluminium businesses having held senior roles at both our Dunkerque aluminium smelter, where he was General Manager for four years, and the Hayange plant where he worked for ten years, ending up as the plant’s Director.