The Board of Directors of Swiss Steel Group, a global leader in special long steel, has appointed Mr Frank Koch as Chief Executive Officer of the Group effective January 1, 2022 at the latest. Mr Koch, 48, has successfully managed and restructured the long-established German steel producer GMH Group (Georgsmarienhütte) as CEO for the last three years, having already been a member of the Group Executive Board there as CSO/Logistics and COO from 2008. Frank Koch began his career in 1991 with an apprenticeship in industrial general administration in the steel division of ThyssenKrupp. While holding various positions in the ThyssenKrupp Group, he was also working for the first time at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, a subsidiary of the Swiss Steel Group, before becoming responsible for strategy and sales at leading Italian steel producer Danieli from 2004 to 2006. In 2006 he returned to Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, where he was also responsible for sales and strategy until 2007.
Now that key milestones in the realignment of the Swiss Steel Group have been reached, the current CEO Mr Clemens Iller has decided to leave the company, thus also enabling a fresh start for the management of the Group.