The new officers are:
- Chairman: John Ferriola, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Nucor Corporation
- Vice Chairman: Kosei Shindo, Representative Director & President, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation
- Vice Chairman: Dr Wolfgang Eder, Chairman & CEO, voestalpine AG
- Treasurer: Eiji Hayashida, President & CEO, JFE Holdings Inc.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Edwin Basson, Director General, Worldsteel, said, “I am delighted that John Ferriola has taken up the position of Chairman. He has made invaluable contributions to worldsteel in the past not only as Vice Chairman, but also as a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Education and Training Committee. I am pleased that we will continue to benefit from the expertise of both Dr Wolfgang Eder, who becomes Vice Chairman, and Eiji Hayashida, who continues in his role as Treasurer. I warmly welcome Kosei Shindo as Vice Chairman and of course I warmly welcome the new members of our association.”
The Board of Directors also elected the 2016/17 Executive Committee:
John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation; Wolfgang Eder, voestalpine AG; Eiji Hayashida, JFE Holdings, Inc.; Heinrich Hiesinger, thyssenkrupp; Sajjan Jindal, JSW Steel Ltd; André Gerdau Johannpeter, Gerdau SA; Oh-Joon Kwon, POSCO; Mario Longhi, United States Steel Corporation; Lakshmi Mittal, ArcelorMittal; Alexey Mordashov, Severstal JSC; Paolo Rocca, Techint Group; Kosei Shindo, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation; Xu Lejiang, Baosteel Group; Yu Yong, Hesteel Group Co., Ltd. and Edwin Basson, Worldsteel.