Peter Kukielski joined ArcelorMittal in December 2008 as Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Mining, with responsibility for driving further development of ArcelorMittal's mining business. Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, Mr. Kukielski held senior positions at a number of mining companies, notably at Teck Resources, Noranda/Falconbridge (now Xstrata) and Rio Algom (now BHP Billiton).
ArcelorMittal also announces appointment of Philippus F. (Phil) Du Toit to its Management Committee with effect from 1st January 2010. Mr. Du Toit has been Executive Vice President (EVP) of ArcelorMittal and Head of Mining Projects and Exploration since November 2008 and he reports to Peter Kukielski. He has extensive mining experience and prior to moving to ArcelorMittal, he held a senior position at leading mining company Vale.
Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, commented: "Peter has shown the strong leadership and expertise we would expect from a member of ArcelorMittal's Group Management Board. He successfully managed our mining business during one of the most challenging periods for the steel industry in recent history. Through his work we have been able to strengthen the foundations for ArcelorMittal to become a truly integrated global steel production and mining business. I am pleased to welcome him to the GMB and I look forward to his continued contribution to the Company's success. I also welcome Phil to our Management Committee; his inputs towards the ongoing development of our mining activities will be important."