Former minister Gabriel chairs thyssenkrupp Steel supervisory board

Thyssenkrupp AG has appointed Sigmar Gabriel and Elke Eller as new shareholder representatives to the supervisory board of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe. Gabriel was also elected as the new chairman of the supervisory board, Kallanish learns.

Gabriel was chairman of the Social Democrats SPD from 2009 to 2017 and German vice chancellor from 2013 to 2018. In 2005, he was appointed environment minister, and in later years became economy minister. In his last two years in government, 2017 and 2018, he was foreign affairs minister.

Eller was human resources officer at TUI AG from 2015 to 2021, and previously held various management positions at Volkswagen Group.

In a separate move, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG decided on an expansion of its executive board. As from 1 May, Heike Denecke-Arnold will become chief operating officer. She will be responsible for the operating production areas and thus the entire area from iron and steel production, down to the finishing stages, as well as quality and logistics.

Christian Koehl Germany