Overview

2016 was a year of important progress for ArcelorMittal.

Action 2020

Action 2020 is ArcelorMittal's commitment to structurally improving profitability and cash flow generation.

Governance

Good corporate governance is about compliance, continuous stakeholder dialogue and being a good corporate citizen.

Fact book

Details of our steel and mining operations, financials, production facilities and shareholder information.

Senior management

Our executive officers are responsible for the implementation of the company strategy, overall management of the business and all operational decisions.

ArcelorMittal’s CEO and CFO work closely with a team of six executive officers to manage the business, supported by a management committee of senior leaders from across the company.

Lakshmi N Mittal

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Lakshmi N Mittal

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Lakshmi N Mittal, 66, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal. Mr. Mittal started his career in steel in 1976 by founding Ispat Indo, a company that is still held privately by the Mittal family. He founded Mittal Steel (formerly the LNM Group) in 1989 and guided its strategic development, culminating in the merger in 2006 with Arcelor, to form ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker. He is widely recognised for the leading role he has played in restructuring the steel industry towards a more consolidated and globalised model.

Mr. Mittal is an active philanthropist and a member of various boards and trusts, including chairman of the board of Aperam and the boards of Goldman Sachs and Airbus N.V. (previously EADS NV). He is a member of the Foreign Investment Council in Kazakhstan, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and the World Steel Association’s Executive Committee. He also sits on the board of trustees of Cleveland Clinic in the USA.

In 1996, Mr. Mittal was awarded ‘Steelmaker of the Year’ by New Steel in the United States and in 1998 the ‘Willy Korf Steel Vision Award’ by World Steel Dynamics for outstanding vision, entrepreneurship, leadership and success in global steel development. He was named Fortune magazine’s ‘European Businessman of the Year 2004’. Mr. Mittal was awarded ‘Business Person of 2006’ by The Sunday Times, ‘International Newsmaker of the Year 2006’ by Time Magazine and ‘Person of the Year 2006’ by the Financial Times for his outstanding business achievements.

In January 2007, Mr. Mittal was presented with a Fellowship from King’s College London, the college’s highest award. He also received in 2007 the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award, the Grand Cross of Civil Merit from Spain and was named AIST Steelmaker of the year. In January 2008, Mr. Mittal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, by the President of India. In September 2008, Mr. Mittal was chosen for the third ‘Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award’, which honours heroes of entrepreneurial capitalism and free enterprise.

In October 2010, he was awarded the World Steel Association’s medal in recognition of his services to the Association as its Chairman and also for his contribution to the sustainable development of the global steel industry. In January 2013, Mr. Mittal was awarded with a Doctor Honoris Causa by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland.

Mr. Mittal is a citizen of India.

Aditya Mittal

Aditya Mittal

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Aditya Mittal

CEO ArcelorMittal Europe and Group CFO

Aditya Mittal, 40. Prior to the merger to create ArcelorMittal, Mr. Aditya Mittal held the position of President and Chief Financial Officer of Mittal Steel Company from October 2004 to 2006. He joined Mittal Steel in January 1997 and has held various finance and management roles within the company. In 1999, he was appointed Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Mittal Steel. In this role, he led the company’s acquisition strategy, resulting in Mittal Steel’s expansion into Central Europe, Africa and the USA. Besides M&A responsibilities, Mr. Aditya Mittal was involved in post-integration, turnaround and improvement strategies. As Chief Financial Officer of Mittal Steel, he also initiated and led Mittal Steel’s offer for Arcelor to create ArcelorMittal, the first 100 million tonnes plus steel company.

In 2008, Mr. Aditya Mittal was awarded ‘European Business Leader of the Future’ by CNBC Europe. In 2011, he was ranked 4th in the ‘40 under 40’ list of Fortune magazine. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a board member at the Wharton School and a board member at Iconiq Capital.

Mr. Aditya Mittal holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Economics with concentrations in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Aditya Mittal is the son of Mr. Lakshmi N Mittal.

Mr. Aditya Mittal is a citizen of India.

Brian Aranha

Brian Aranha

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Brian Aranha

Executive vice president, head of strategy, CTO, R&D, CCM and global automotive

Brian Aranha, 61, is executive vice president, head of strategy, CTO, R&D, CCM and global automotive. He is also in charge of automotive joint ventures in China and India.

Mr. Aranha joined Dofasco in 1979 as a member of the company's research and development department. In 1989, he was appointed to the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) in Washington, D.C., and in 1991, he was part of a Canadian consortium conducting a study for the World Bank on restructuring the Polish steel industry.

In 1992, Mr. Aranha returned to Dofasco as project manager responsible for the delivery improvement team. In 1993, he was appointed general manager of quality systems and became purchasing assistant director in 1998.

Mr. Aranha took on the role of director of the automotive business in 2001, a position that he held until being named vice president of commercial in 2003. He took up additional responsibilities as vice president of NAFTA automotive, after its integration into ArcelorMittal in 2007. He moved to Flat Carbon Europe in 2008 as chief marketing officer of industry.

Mr. Aranha holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Aranha is a citizen of Canada.

Henri Blaffart

Henri Blaffart

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Henri Blaffart

Executive vice president, group head of HR and corporate services

Henri Blaffart, 62, is executive vice president and has been a member of the Management Committee of ArcelorMittal since April 2013. He is head of group human resources (HR) and, in addition to his role, he also took responsibility for corporate services (including legal, capital goods, shipping, communication and corporate responsibility, IT council) in January 2014. Since June 2015, he has been responsible for the joint venture ArcelorMittal Tubular Jubail (AMTPJ). He is also chairman of the board of AMTPJ.

Before 2013, Mr. Blaffart was head of HR for the company’s Flat Carbon Europe segment and a member of the segment Management Committee, a position he took up in April 2010. Previously, he was chief executive officer (CEO) of ArcelorMittal Lorraine in France, having first been head of primary for the same operation.

Henri joined the group in 1982 as strategy and research and development (R&D) Director in Liège, Belgium. He has held a number of other positions in the company including R&D director for construction and CEO of the former Arcelor's research division.

Mr. Blaffart qualified as a civil engineer at the University of Liège, Belgium and holds a master’s degree in general management from the Ecole d'Entreprise pour le Perfectionnement au Management in Belgium.

Mr. Blaffart is a citizen of Belgium.

Jefferson de Paula

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Jefferson de Paula

Executive vice president, CEO ArcelorMittal South America Long

Jefferson de Paula, 58, is executive vice president, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ArcelorMittal South America Long and is also a member of the group’s Management Committee.

With a career spanning over 32 years in the steel business, Mr. de Paula joined the group in 1993 and has held several positions including CEO of Long Carbon Americas; CEO Long Carbon South Division Europe; Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sections, Rails, Piles, Special Sections Long Carbon Europe; Executive Director of ArcelorMittal Argentina (Acindar); COO ArcelorMittal Argentina (Acindar); and Plant General Manager at ArcelorMittal Vitória (Brazil) plant.

Mr. de Paula is also a member of the boards of ArcelorMittal in Argentina and Trinidad & Tobago as well as chairman of the advisory board of BBA (ArcelorMittal’s wire drawing joint venture with Bekaert in Brazil). Mr. de Paula also serves as member of the FIEMG (State of Minas Gerais Industry Federation) Strategic Advisory Board.

Mr. de Paula is a citizen of Brazil.

Robrecht Himpe

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Robrecht Himpe

Executive vice president, president and CEO AM/NS Calvert, CEO ArcelorMittal North America

Robrecht started his career at the Sidmar Gent hot strip mill in 1981, and became responsible for its cold rolling department in 1995. In 2001, he was appointed operational director of Bremen, before becoming operational director of Asturias in 2003.

In 2006, he became vice president FCWE upstream and then chief operating officer in 2007. In 2008, he pursued his career as CEO of Flat Carbon Europe, before being appointed as head and safety and chief technology officer, positions he held until December 2015.

In July 2016, he was appointed CEO ArcelorMittal North America, a role he has been holding in addition to his responsibilities as President and CEO of AM/NS Calvert.

Robrecht is an electro-technical engineer and a graduate of the University of Gent, Belgium.

Geert Van Poelvoorde

Geert Van Poelvoorde

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Geert Van Poelvoorde

Executive vice president, CEO ArcelorMittal Europe Flat

Geert Van Poelvoorde, 51, is executive vice president, chief executive officer (CEO), ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products, with additional responsibility for the ArcelorMittal Europe purchasing platform. He is also President of Eurofer. Mr. Van Poelvoorde started his career in 1989 as a project engineer at the Sidmar Ghent 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 Mr. Van Poelvoorde headed a number of departments, and in 2003 he was appointed director of Stahlwerke Bremen, responsible for operations and engineering.

In 2005, he returned to ArcelorMittal Gent to take up the position of chief operating officer (COO) primary. In 2008 he became CEO of ArcelorMittal Gent with direct responsibility for primary operations. He was appointed CEO of the Business Division North within Flat Carbon Europe in 2009 and, since January 2014, CEO, Flat Carbon Europe.

Mr. Van Poelvoorde graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, with a degree in civil engineering and electronics.

Mr. Van Poelvoorde is a citizen of Belgium.

Simon Wandke

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Simon Wandke

Executive vice president, CEO ArcelorMittal Mining

Simon Wandke, 58, is executive vice president and CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining. He has over 30 years’ experience in the international mining and minerals industry and joined the company in January 2011 as chief commercial officer. Mr. Wandke’s career began in 1981 at BHP Billiton, where he held positions in mines in Australia and Indonesia and other commercial offices globally rising to VP level. In 2002 he joined Destra Consulting Group LLC as a Partner. In 2006 he was appointed chief marketing officer and a member of the core team to list Ferrexpo plc in 2006 and, until joining ArcelorMittal, was based in Hong Kong, Switzerland and the UK.

Simon is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with a Diploma in Company Directorship. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Finance from Swinburne University, Australia, as well as a B.A., Psych, Marketing (Commerce) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Wandke is a citizen of the UK and Australia.