The International Steel Trading Association (ISTA) elected Simone Jordan as chairwoman at its AGM earlier this month.
Jordan, a trader at Ronly Ltd., takes over from Jeff Kabel who served as chairman for three years. Tony Singer was re-elected as president while Brian Paterson of Duferco UK and Alan Fowle of Fowle & Co. will serve as deputy chairman and treasurer.
In recent years ISTA has taken a prominent role in promoting free trade and opposing anti-dumping investigations in the European Union. The association has also expanded its operation, opening a branch in Singapore in last June under the leadership of Stemcor’s Asian managing director Gerry Craggs.
Peter Brennan, PLATTS