Mr Geert Van Poelvoorde is New CEO of ArcelorMittal Europe
After Mr Aditya Mittal has become CEO of ArcelorMittal, Mr Geert Van Poelvoorde has been named CEO of ArcelorMittal Europe, having been CEO
After Mr Aditya Mittal has become CEO of ArcelorMittal, Mr Geert Van Poelvoorde has been named CEO of ArcelorMittal Europe, having been CEO ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products since 2014. Mr Van Poelvoorde is now responsible for the full scope of ArcelorMittal's activities in Europe. Mr Van Poelvoorde will work closely with the CEOs of the three segments of ArcelorMittal Europe Mr Augustine Kochuparampil CEO ArcelorMittal Europe Long Products, Mr Cedric Bouzar CEO of ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions and Mr Yves Koeberle CEO ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products.
Mr Geert started his career in 1989 as a project engineer at the Sidmar Gent hot strip mill, where he held several senior positions in the automation and process computer department. He moved to Stahlwerke Bremen in 1995 as senior project manager. Between 1998 and 2002, he headed a number of departments, and in 2003 he was appointed director of Stahlwerke Bremen, responsible for operations and engineering. In 2005, Mr Van Poelvoorde returned to ArcelorMittal Gent to take up the position of Chief Operating Officer. In 2008, he became Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Gent with direct responsibility for primary operations. He became Chief Executive Officer of the Business Division North within Flat Carbon Europe in 2009 and in January 2014, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Flat Carbon Europe and Purchasing. He is an Executive Vice President of ArcelorMittal and a member of the Group management committee, and has been president of EUROFER, the European Steel Association, since 2015. He graduated from the University of Ghent with a degree in civil engineering and electronics. Mr Van Poelvoorde is a citizen of Belgium.
Mr Yves Koeberle has been appointed as CEO ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products, with immediate effect. Mr Koeberle, Vice President of ArcelorMittal, has served as head of ArcelorMittal Sourcing, and the European Procurement Organisation since 2013, and head of ArcelorMittal Shipping since 2018. He is also a member of the Group management committee.