ISSF New Office Bearers elected during ISSF-25

Published 25 May 2021

Tuesday 25 May 2021 – the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has elected new office bearers during the 25th Annual Conference which is being held online, last week and this week. Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam, has been elected Chairman of the International Stainless Steel Forum.

The following people have been elected to the Board of ISSF by the Annual General Meeting of Members on Friday 21 May 2021:

ISSF Board Member


Bernardo Velázquez

Acerinox Group

Timoteo Di Maulo


Akihiko Inoue

NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation

Heikki Malinen

Outokumpu Oyj

Jeong, Tak


Xiang, Guangda

Tsingshan Group

Li, Hua

China Baowu Steel Group Corporation

Johan Strydom

Columbus Stainless

Takeshi Ishiguro

Daido Steel

Yoshinori Sekiya

JFE Steel

Cristobal Fuentes

North American Stainless

Tim Collins, Secretary-General

International Stainless Steel Forum

Edwin Basson

World Steel Association (ex officio)


Bernardo Velázquez, CEO of Acerinox; Akihiko Inoue, Representative Director and President of NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation; Jeong, Tak, Head of Marketing Division of POSCO; and Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Outokumpu have been elected as Vice Chairmen of the Forum.

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