The management committee is comprised of senior managers with responsibility for various business divisions and functions in ArcelorMittal
The purpose of the management committee is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit within the company, creating an organisation that is inventive and adaptable as well as accountable. For this reason, the structure of the committee is both lean and flat.
All executive officers sit on the management committee and the additional members of the management committee are listed below.
Brian also in charge of automotive joint ventures in China and India.
He 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, Brian 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.
Brian took on the role of director of automotive business in 2001, a position that he held until being named vice president of commercial in 2003. Brian took up additional responsibilities as vice president of NAFTA automotive, after integration into ArcelorMittal in 2007.
He moved to Flat Carbon Europe in 2008 as chief marketing officer of industry.
Brian holds a Bachelor of applied sciences and engineering from the University of Toronto.
Benjamin was previously vice president commercial for Flat Carbon South America. He joined the group at subsidiary Companhia Siderúrgica de Tubarão (CST) in Brazil in 1983, where he gained a broad range of executive experience, including extensive project and operational responsibilities.
He graduated as a metallurgical engineer from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has completed several senior management programmes at Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil and Insead in France.
Victor started his career with Caterpillar in operations before moving to Prolec GE as its plant manager in 1997. He joined the group as general manager Dofasco de Mexico in 2000, and has played a key role in the evolution of the business, from project stage to a mature and well-diversified business, over the last decade.
Victor holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from Universidad Regiomontana and a MBA from Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
David joined Mittal Steel in 2003 to support the integration and operational improvement activities in the Group’s then new acquisitions in Eastern Europe. In 2006, he co-led the development of the Mittal Steel Value Plan, a key element of the successful bid to merge with Arcelor, and was appointed vice president of strategy in 2007. In January 2016, he was also appointed as chief technology officer of ArcelorMittal.
David was appointed head of strategy in 2013, in charge of the development of medium- to long-term industry outlook, coordinating the Group’s annual strategy process, and leading projects of key strategic importance. Prior to joining Mittal Steel, David held positions at McKinsey & Company Princeton, Cambridge and Oxford Universities and AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Sean joined Dofasco in 1981 as a production engineer. He held various leadership positions with the company before being appointed general manager of market development and product applications in 2003.
In 2005, he became director for quality systems and manufacturing technology, and in 2008 he was named vice president of technology. Prior to becoming CEO ArcelorMittal Dofasco in November 2014, Mr Donnelly was vice president of manufacturing.
He graduated from the McMaster University in Canada with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
Vijay Goyal was appointed Chief Executive Officer ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions and member of the Group Management Committee on 1 October 2016.
Vijay joined Mittal Steel in 1999 and held various positions in finance. In 2007, he became Chief Financial Officer and head of strategy for Long Carbon Europe, followed by his appointment as Chief Financial Officer and head of central supply chain of Flat Carbon Europe in mid-2008.
In his most recent role, since 2014, Vijay has been Chief Financial Officer of ArcelorMittal Europe and additionally in charge of legal, IT and shared service centre Europe. Vijay graduated from St Xavier’s College, Calcutta. He is a chartered accountant and cost and works accountant from the respective institutes in India. He has also completed executive education programmes at Wharton Business School.
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.
Paramjit started his career in 1993, in the project management of steel projects and, in 1995, he moved to a senior role at SMS Siemag. Paramjit took up the position of senior project manager at Danieli & Co in Italy in 2001.
Between August 2008 and July 2010, Paramjit was in the lead role for projects and strategy for ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih's pre-crisis ambitious investment program. In July 2010, Paramjit was promoted to the position of chief technical officer and, in March 2012, to the role of chief operating officer of ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih.
Paramjit went on to become the CEO of ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih in 2015 before being appointed as CEO of ArcelorMittal CIS in May 2016.
Paramjit is a graduate from Haryana Institute of Engineering in India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Metals in India. Paramjit also has a certificate in Computer Engineering from Indira Gandhi Open University.
Augustine was appointed to the management committee on 1 July 2013.
He joined the group in 1994 as a controller at Mittal Steel Hamburg before being promoted to chief financial officer (CFO) two years later. Mr Kochuparampil played an important role in the consolidation of the European units of Mittal Steel, in his capacity as CFO of Ispat Europe from 2001 to 2003. At the end of that year, he became the CFO of Mittal Steel Poland, a position Mr Kochuparampil held until his appointment as CEO of ArcelorMittal Galati, Romania, in January 2007.
In June 2009, he became CEO of ArcelorMittal Ostrava and in 2011, was appointed CEO of Long Carbon Europe’s business division east.
Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, Mr Kochuparampil spent around 19 years in the steel industry in India with the Steel Authority of India.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from St Xavier’s College under the University of Calcutta, India. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from Ravi Shankar University, Raipur, India.
Gregory started his career in Russia as a researcher in the field of solid state physics. In 1979, he was hired by East Chicago, Indiana, Research Laboratory operated by the Inland Steel Company, which was purchased by Mittal Steel in 1998.
Mr Ludkovsky progressed through the research and development (R&D) department to become vice president of R&D in 1995. In 1998, he was named chief technology officer for Ispat International and, later, for Mittal Steel Company. He later became vice president of global R&D for ArcelorMittal.
He holds two dozen patents and is an author of numerous publications in the field of physical metallurgy.
Sanjay joined the group in 2003 as director, sales and marketing of Mittal Steel Galati, Romania. In 2005, he was appointed director, sales and marketing and member of the board of Mittal Steel, Poland.
After the merger of Mittal Steel and Arcelor in 2006, he was promoted to vice president and chief marketing officer, Eastern Europe. He moved to the Czech Republic in 2008 as CEO and chairman of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.
In 2009, Sanjay became CEO and chairman of ArcelorMittal Poland, and CEO of Flat Carbon Europe business division east, covering operations in Poland and at Eisenhüttenstadt in Germany.
He has a degree in chemical engineering from Panjab University, India. He has also completed the Accelerated Development Programme for Business Leaders at the London Business School, UK.
Kleber Silva was previously general manager of mining operations in Brazil. Prior to joining the group in 2006, he held the same position at the Brazilian mining company CVRD.
From 1997 to 1999 Mr Silva was mine planning and operations specialist at Québec Cartier Mining Company in Canada, which has become part of the ArcelorMittal group.
Mr Silva holds a degree in mining engineering from Ouro Preto School of Mines, Brazil, and a master’s in mining from the Paris School of Mines, France.
Wim Van Gerven was appointed CEO business division north in January 2014. He started his professional career in 1988 as electrical maintenance manager at ArcelorMittal Gent, where he held various senior positions prior to being appointed general manager of the cold rolling works in 2002.
In 2005, he moved to Eisenhuttenstadt as head of downstream. In October 2008, Wim was appointed COO of ArcelorMittal Poland. His most recent position was CEO of ArcelorMittal Gent.
Wim holds a masters degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the University of Gent, Belgium, as well as a MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Gent management School, Belgium.
Secretary to the management committee: Leonardo Carneiro