Mr Wandke will report to Peter Kukielski, Head of Mining and member of the Group Management Board. Simon's appointment is effective from 10 January.
Mr Wandke has significant senior management and marketing experience in the mining industry where he has focused in particular on the development of greenfield projects, transportation logistics and designing and implementing major change to ensure companies are more customer focused.
His most recent position was as Chief Marketing Officer at Ferrexpo Group, the London-listed iron ore mining and processing company where he worked from 2006 until recently. Between 2002 and 2005 he was a Partner in the Destra Consulting Group where he was responsible for launching the Australian practice. Between 1989 and 2002 Mr Wandke held a number of senior positions at BHP Billiton, including Vice-President of Strategic Marketing and Vice-President for Strategy within the Minerals Group.
Peter Kukielski commented: "I am delighted that Simon will be joining the Mining division of ArcelorMittal. He brings a wealth of marketing and management experience from the mining sector and has a great track record of success, particularly in the development of effective commercial strategies. I am sure that he will play a key role in helping to drive the Mining division forward to the next stage in its development as one of the largest global producers of iron ore, coking coal and other minerals."