GFG Alliance’s Sanjeev Gupta takes charge of new Liberty Steel board

Mumbai: UK- based industry baron, Sanjeev Gupta heads Liberty Steel’s newly appointed board of directors and a global leadership team to oversee strategy and investment with a focus on combating the economic impacts created due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The board will also oversee the group’s strategy and investments, […]

Mumbai: UK- based industry baron, Sanjeev Gupta heads Liberty Steel’s newly appointed board of directors and a global leadership team to oversee strategy and investment with a focus on combating the economic impacts created due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The board will also oversee the group’s strategy and investments, including Liberty Steel Group’s goal of becoming a carbon neutral company by 2030, the company said in a statement.

“The immediate focus of the Liberty Steel Group board will be to manage the impact of COVID-19 on our people, operations and customers, and ensure the group is well prepared for the recovery when it comes,” said the executive chairman of the group, Sanjeev Gupta.

Roland Junck, former British Steel chair will oversee Liberty Steel in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Junck, was also the first chief executive of ArcelorMittal, after the 2006 merger between an Indian and a French company

Arnaud de Weert has been appointed as the group’s chief operating officer who, until

recently, was chief executive of Alvance Aluminium, an international aluminium company part of GFG Alliance. The group’s chief financial officer remains V Ashok, who joined Liberty Steel in 2019.

Daksesh Patel will be overseeing Australia and the United States and will continue in his parallel role as executive director and chief executive of InfraBuild in Australia, the company said.

Australian businessman, Ray Horsburgh AM will join the board as an independent non-executive director along with Paul Struijk, a natural resources and mining sector specialist.

“This is an important step as we complete the consolidation of GFG Alliance’s steel businesses into LIBERTY Steel Group. I am proud of the leadership team we have brought together, which comprises some of the most experienced names in the global metals industry,” Gupta Said.

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Lois C. Ferrara

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