ArcelorMittal today announced the appointment of Suresh Rajapakse as Vice President and Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Sustainability for Mining.

The appointment is effective from 5 February 2012. Suresh will be based in London and will report to Peter Kukielski, Chief Executive, ArcelorMittal Mining and Member of ArcelorMittal Group Management Board.

Suresh joins ArcelorMittal from Rio Tinto where he worked for nearly twenty years, having joined in 1992. Suresh held various senior positions at Rio Tinto during his time at the company. Most recently he was the Head of Global Safety, Aviation and Process Safety.

Peter Kukielski, Chief Executive, ArcelorMittal Mining and Member of ArcelorMittal Group Management Board, commented: “Suresh has lengthy experience in the industry and I am delighted that he has chosen to join ArcelorMittal Mining. Health and safety is the number one priority for ArcelorMittal and Suresh will be instrumental in our drive to achieve zero harm. As we focus on expanding our mining business, we are aiming not only for improved systems in our mines for employees’ health and safety and for environmental integrity, but for a Courageous Leadership company culture that puts safety first, always.”

Suresh holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Minerals Processing Engineering from Camborne School of Mines in the United Kingdom.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is one of the world’s leading integrated steel and mining companies with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking operations in 15 countries. It is the largest steel producer in Europe, among the largest in the Americas, and has a growing presence in Asia through its joint venture AM/NS India. ArcelorMittal sells its products to a diverse range of customers including the automotive, engineering, construction and machinery industries, and in 2023 generated revenues of $68.3 billion, produced 58.1 million metric tonnes of crude steel and, 42.0 million tonnes of iron ore. Our purpose is to produce smarter steels for people and planet. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for the renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
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