Francesc Rubiralta Rubio has been elected president of Eurofer, the European steelmakers’ association. He takes over from Geert Van Poelvoorde who has been president since 2015, Kallanish notes.
Rubio will continue the successful leadership of Van Poelvoorde, having been a very active member of the board for 12 years. “At the same time, he will bring further momentum for accomplishing the ‘green steel revolution’, ensuring access to affordable, low-carbon energy and steel scrap – which is essential for the industry’s decarbonisation – while preserving the strategic autonomy of our sector, as we are now struggling with unbearable energy costs and new, massive import surges from third countries,” says Axel Eggert, director general of Eurofer.
Rubio has been chief executive and chairman of Celsa since 2010, taking over the role from his father. The Celsa Group is specialised in the production of long products using the EAF route. It is headquartered in Spain, with operations in various countries such as the UK, France, Poland and Norway. According to the group’s website, Celsa produces some 6.6 million tonnes/year of steel products, recycling over 7mt of scrap.
Emanuele Norsa Italy