Jonas is the Head of Climate Action at Volvo Cars, where he holds the global responsibility of Volvo Cars climate strategy, to become climate neutral across its full value chain by 2040, while reducing its total emissions as fast as possible already today. Before taking on his existing role, Jonas has a background from different Corporate Strategy positions, both at Volvo Cars and from management consulting.
Dr. Pei has a BSc degree in Ferrous Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China and a PhD degree in Process Metallurgy, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Pei started his working experience in 1994 at Danieli and since 2001 he has been employed at SSAB, helding several management positions as R&D manager and GM for primary operations in Oxelösund, Sweden. Since 2007 he has served as Executive Vice President & CTO at SSAB. During 2010 and 2014 Dr. Pei also served as head of SSAB Business Area APAC.
Dr. Pei is the initiator of the HYBRIT initiative, a cooperation between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, and served as the first term Chairman of Board for Hybrit Development AB. He is currently Chairman of Board for SWERIM – the Swedish Research Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Metals Research, and member of Board for Jernkontoret. Dr. Pei is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Henrik Henriksson is since May 2021 CEO of the new company H2 Green Steel, which is investing in a large-scale facility for fossil-free production of steel in northern Sweden. Prior to that Henriksson was President and CEO of Scania, where he led the shift towards more sustainable transport systems. During his 24 years at Scania, he held several positions within the commercial area of the company including Senior Vice President for Scania Trucks and four years as Export Director at Scania South Africa Pty. Ltd. in Johannesburg. Henriksson is a Board Member of AB Electrolux, Hexagon AB, Creades AB, SAAB AB and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. Henriksson is also author of the book Sustainability Leadership. Henriksson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
Chris is Head of Steel, leading a global team of over 50 analysts and prices assessors providing timely, topical and insightful research on the steel industry
He oversees a portfolio of services covering the key points along the steel value chain, including prices, supply and demand dynamics, and costs.
Previously, Chris was the Analysis Lead for CRU’s global research in crude steel and ferrous metallics, and was editor of CRU’s Crude Steel Market Outlook and Metallics Market Outlook. Chris joined CRU in April 2014 after having worked in the steel industry for 14 years across a range of strategy, supply chain and operational roles.
Chris has a Master of Business Administration from a leading Australian University, the Australian Graduate School of Business (AGSM) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) from the University of Wollongong. Chris is based in CRU’s London office.
Axel Eggert is Director General of the European Steel Association (EUROFER), a post he has held since 2014, having initially joined the association in 2007 as Director of Public Affairs and Communication. A German national holding degrees from his studies of modern history, economics and law, Mr Eggert has extensive experience, having worked 8 years in the European Parliament prior to his leadership at EUROFER. Mr Eggert is also Vice-President and Member of the Board of ESTEP, The European Steel Technology Platform.
Mr. Mark Crandall co-founded Morgan Stanley’s commodity trading business in 1984. Subsequently he was the head of Glencore’s oil trading business, and then was a founder of Trafigura which has now become one of the largest physical commodity traders in the world with over €100 billion in revenues. Upon leaving Trafigura in 2005, Mr. Crandall started investing his own personal funds in renewable energy development through PostScriptum Ventures. In 2007 he officially formed CWP where he currently serves as the Chairman and Member of the Executive Board.
Traci L. Forrester is Executive Vice President, Environmental & Sustainability of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. She is responsible for the environmental compliance and regulatory affairs as well as the sustainability functions at Cleveland-Cliffs.
Previously, Ms. Forrester was Executive Vice President, Business Development whereby she was responsible for developing emerging business opportunities supporting Cleveland-Cliffs’ U.S. domestic market.
Ms. Forrester began her career at Cleveland-Cliffs in 2004 within the company’s legal department. She was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary from 2018 to 2019. She was responsible for the company’s compliance with securities laws and financial reporting, execution of strategic transactions and corporate governance matters, including working with the Board of Directors and its Committees. She also coordinated legal services and counsel for the company. Since joining Cliffs as Corporate Attorney, Ms. Forrester has served in various senior management positions within the Company’s legal department. She was promoted to Group Counsel - Asia Pacific Operations in 2011 and oversaw and directed legal services for that business unit in Australia. She also held the role of Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Affairs & International Operations. Before her tenure with Cliffs, Ms. Forrester held an in-house legal counsel position at ABB Inc., a multinational industrial process automation company, as a senior attorney.
Ms. Forrester earned her J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, and her B.A. Philosophy from Miami University. She is a board member of the Cleveland Play House.
Following his studies in business administration at Bielefeld University and Saarland University, Guido Kerkhoff worked from 1995 to 1996 in group accounting at the energy utility Vereinigte Elektrizitätswerke Westfalen (VEW) AG. Between 1996 and 2002, Mr. Kerkhoff held different positions with Bertelsmann AG, in areas including corporate financial reporting/controlling, where he headed the Department for Projects and Policies.
In 2002, Mr. Kerkhoff moved to Deutsche Telekom AG, where he served in various leadership roles in finance. In 2009, he joined Deutsche Telekom AG’s management board, where he was initially responsible for the Southern and Eastern Europe regions before overseeing all European operations from 2010.
After stepping into the role of Member of the Management Board and CFO at thyssenkrupp AG in April 2011, Mr. Kerkhoff served as the company’s CEO from September 2018 to September 2019.
Mr. Kerkhoff has been a Member of the Management Board since September 1, 2020 and since May 13, 2021 he became Chairman of the Management Board of Klöckner & Co SE.
Greg joined Nucor in 2015 from Moore & Van Allen PLLC, where he was a Lead Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and served for a decade on the firm’s Executive Committee. Greg’s background involved representing a broad base of business clients in jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, focusing on complex contractual disputes, antitrust and unfair competition defense, intellectual property litigation and lender liability defense, as well as environmental, products liability, construction and securities disputes.
Greg was named Nucor’s General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs in May 2015. He assumed his additional responsibilities as Vice President of Environmental and Public Affairs in September 2020 and March 2020, respectively.
Greg was appointed to his current position effective January 1, 2021.Greg has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. Greg is married to Marcy and they have two children, Sean and Alexandra.
Jeff has been with Steel Dynamics since 1997 and is the Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability. Prior to this role, Jeff was the General Manager of the Mesabi Nugget facility in Minnesota. He has also held various roles of increasing responsibility with both Mesabi Nugget and Iron Dynamics. Prior to Steel Dynamics, Jeff was with Milliken Chemical in South Carolina and worked in a variety of engineering and management roles in the manufacturing of specialty chemicals. For over 20 years, Jeff was directly involved in the development of new technologies to produce either iron or chemicals. Jeff has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Safety Professional.
Simon joined Rio Tinto in 2012. Over the last 8 years, he has played a key role in growing the value of IOC’s high-grade iron ore product portfolio, building an engaged and capable sales and marketing team, and driving strong customer relationships. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Simon worked in the steel industry for 20 years including British Steel in the UK and Tata Steel in Europe and India. Currently, Simon is leading Rio Tinto’s efforts to support the creation of partnerships with our customers, technology providers and industry stakeholders, in order to meet the commitments by regional and national governments around the world as they work towards being carbon neutral.
Kevin Dempsey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), representing the interests of American steel producers. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Public Policy and General Counsel to the Institute for the past 11 years during which AISI achieved key policy successes; including: implementation of Section 232 trade remedies to preserve the steel industry’s key role in national and economic security, the enhancement of historic legislation to strengthen trade laws, successful infrastructure initiatives to benefit the steel industry and numerous measures that enhance steel manufacturing competitiveness.
Tadeu Carneiro is Chairman & CEO of Boston Metal. He has over 40 years of metals industry experience, with expertise in global strategy, technology development, and customer-focused growth. As CEO of CBMM (80% market share for niobium) he grew revenue from $100M to over $2B and led a global program that saw the niobium market increase by more than eightfold. At Boston Metal he has overseen two oversubscribed funding rounds and team growth from single digits to 80+ employees. A metallurgical engineer, Tadeu is the lead independent director at Ivanhoe Mines (copper, zinc, nickel, and platinum group metals) and is an invited lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
Annemarie Manger is Director of Sustainability, HSE and Quality for Tata Steel Europe and responsible for the realisation of the decarbonisation strategy of Tata Steel Europe, including the NL Decarbonisation Programme. She is a chemical engineer and started her career as a process engineer with EPC contractor Fluor, where she held various positions, such as engineering manager, functional head of project controls and, ultimately, project director. In 2008, Annemarie started at Tata Steel in IJmuiden. After various positions within energy efficiency and being the engineering director, Annemarie was appointed as Director of Sustainability, HSE and Quality, in 2019, reporting to the CEO of Tata Steel Europe.
As Head of Consulting, North America, Lynn is focused on guiding the CRU Consulting team to bring exceptional insight into strategic questions to companies with interests in the mining, metals and fertilizer related industries throughout North America. Lynn is focused on working with customers to develop and execute projects related to important and strategic issues such as market analysis, strategy development, risk assessment, as well as valuation services and negotiation support.
Prior to joining CRU, Lynn worked for nearly 20 years with domestic as well as international manufacturers (primarily in the metals and mining industries) determining strategic growth opportunities as a Managing Consultant with Hatch Consulting. Throughout, her career she has worked with North American as well as global companies on issues such as market assessment/forecasting, capital investment plans, marketing and competitive strategy.
Lynn holds a BSBA and a Certificate in International Business from Duquesne University. Lynn is based in CRU’s Pittsburgh office.
Christopher is a partner with Crowe and the firm’s ESG Services Leader. For 25 years he has assisted public and private organizations and their legal counsel in developing and managing responses to regulatory compliance requirements and establishing corporate governance. Christopher has significant experience dealing with SEC, EPA, and other domestic and global regulatory issues. He and his team work with a variety of organizations across multiple industries to assess, manage and report on Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG efforts. He is a frequent speaker on these matters and his contributions can be seen in Forbes, National Association of Corporate Directors, Practicing Law Institute and in a series of webinars and articles on the Crowe website. Christopher is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner and has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He is actively involved in the Chicago business and non-profit communities and currently serves as the Chairman of the Mid-Market Open, a private equity focused golf event to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation.
Jose Noldin is currently the Head of CSN INOVA TECH, one of the four pillars of CSN INOVA, the innovation branch of Brazilian steel, iron ore and cement producer CSN (Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional).
In this capacity he drives the medium- and long-term technological agenda of the company, strategic relationship with academia as well as the portfolio of disruptive product development. He is also responsible for the strategy and execution of the decarbonization journey of all business segments of CSN towards a low CO2 future.
Dr. Noldin is a mechanical engineer and holds a M.Sc. and PhD in metallurgical engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. He is an active member of different societies like ABM and AIST. He holds several industry awards, including the Thomas Medal (offered by the Iron and Steel Society of the UK, 2017), Ironmaker of the year (offered by ABM, 2014) and a Presidential Citation from AIST (2015). He has an extensive list of publications with many best paper awards for his contributions in the fields of iron ore, ironmaking and sustainability, with greater focus in CO2 abatement, new technologies, energy efficiency and raw material related challenges.
Daniel B. Palme is Head of Metals, Mining & Advanced Materials, Investment Bank, Client Advisory at Commerzbank. He is based out of the London office, where he provides advisory services to industrial clients in the Metals, Mining and Advanced Materials sectors. Palme specializes in business model transformations with an emphasis on long-term value creation. He has extensively focussed on digitalisation and green transformation, ESG and sustainability. Prior to this role, he has supported clients in restructuring, performance improvement, value creation, M&A and strategic planning within his roles at Alix Partners, Sostra Capital Partners, UBS Investment Bank and Morgan Stanley. Palme studied at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and recently completed an Executive Leadership Program at INSEAD.
With more than 10 years’ experience within the Direct Reduction sector, Dario Pauluzzi is currently the Sales Director responsible for the Danieli Centro Metallics division, whose business is focused on the technologies of direct reduction and beneficiation of iron ores. Previously, Dario acted as the Danieli Sales manager for the ENERGIRON Direct Reduction opportunities in the Americas. He has participated in the successful construction and commissioning of ENERGIRON Direct Reduction plants at Emirates Steel Phase1 and ES Phase2 in Abu Dhabi, for total production of 3.2 Mtpy Hot & Cold DRI.
Will Dempsey is the Vice President of Commercial at Midrex, where he oversees all commercial activities including plant sales, contracts and licensing, marketing, and the aftermarket group, Global Solutions. In his 10 years at Midrex, he has developed an extensive background in process engineering, including lead design and commissioning roles. Will believes the best engineering solutions are ethical, elegant, practical, and completely satisfy our clients’ needs.
Will holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Lucy a Manager at RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance where she serves as facilitator of the Climate-Aligned Finance Working Group on Steel. In this capacity, she supports leading lenders to the steel sector--including ING, Societe Generale, Citi, Standard Chartered and UniCredit—in designing a standard to measure, assess, and disclose the climate alignment of their steel lending portfolios. At RMI, Lucy helped launch the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance, and has contributed to a range of solutions to advance the expansion and efficient distribution of climate finance, including the Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) Bloomberg’s Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI). A graduate of the Yale School of the Environment, Lucy received a Masters of Environmental Management specializing in clean energy, sustainable finance, and corporate sustainability.
Pravin Mathur is the Executive Director, Linde Technology, serving the Metals, Combustion and Energy market segments at Linde. He manages the development and commercialization of Linde’s application technologies to steel, non-ferrous, glass, cement, and energy markets. In addition, Mathur is responsible for global key accounts in the steel market served by Linde.
Mathur joined the company in 1991 and has co-invented post-combustion and CoJet® gas injection technologies for electric arc furnaces. Mathur has published over 50 papers and has 10 patents to his credit. Mathur earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1984. He earned his MS and PhD in Materials Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia in 1986 and 1988, respectively, and an MBA from Drexel University in 1990.
Chris Barrington, an Industrial Chemist by education, has more than 50 years’ experience in the international natural resources field, including 17 years in the global iron ore industry and 16 years in the industrial minerals sector. He purchased iron ore for British Steel Corp and marketed Brazilian and Australian iron ore for Utah International/Samarco and Swedish iron ore for LKAB. He was Managing Director of Fergusson Wild & Co. Ltd., a processor and distributor of industrial raw materials, subsequent to which he established his own minerals distribution business (sold in 2007 to the Prince Minerals group). He established the Zircon Industry Association in 2013 and was its Executive Director until 2016. He has recently retired from running the REACH consortia for the iron and boron industries. He provided the Secretariat for the International Pig Iron Association from 2005 and since 2011 has been actively involved with its successor, the International Iron Metallics Association, including a stint as Secretary General 2016-2019.
Drew serves as VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Mobius Risk Group, where he leads the Metals, Mining, and Environmental Products Practices. Drew joined Mobius from AK Steel, where he was responsible for the build out and leadership of AK’s financial hedging and risk management functions. In addition, Drew led multiple acquisitions and divestitures, financial oversight of subsidiaries and international operations, and served on the Boards of several metals processing and service center businesses. Prior to AKS, Drew spent 15 years as a commodities trader and executive, including leading both renewable power and carbon trading desks.
Sarah Macnaughton joined CRU in 2012 and covers the steel raw materials markets, advising clients on regional cost trends, price drivers and steel mill benchmarking. Previously, Ms Macnaughton managed CRU’s steel long products and metallics portfolio. Prior to starting her career at CRU, she worked at major international pharmaceutical and agribusiness companies and performed research at the University of Oxford, where she obtained a PhD in Chemistry.
Paul joined CRU in 2012 and has overall responsibility for CRU’s analysis of the steel raw materials markets, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, metallurgical coke and ferroalloys. Paul is also responsible for Steel cost services, which currently include a comprehensive suite of cost models covering iron ore mining, coal mining, steelmaking and ferroalloys operations worldwide.
Paul has 29 years’ experience in the steel industry, having worked for Tata Steel, Corus, British Steel and the International Iron and Steel Institute (now the WorldSteel Association) in a range of strategic, business development, planning and technical roles.
Paul holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a Ph.D in Theoretical Chemistry and a BSc. Honours Chemistry degree from Manchester University. He is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem MRSC). Paul is based in CRU’s Singapore office.
Prior to joining IIMA in January 2019 John was a Director at the International Council on Mining and Metals for the past 17 years. During his time with ICMM John led the development of the Materials Stewardship concept, an integrated materials management policy that has been implemented by major mining and metals companies as well as being enshrined in national and international government policy.
John was Director for Environment at the Nickel Development Institute (NiDI) from 1997 – 2002 responsible for the development of strategies and programmes to improve the environmental and market performance of the primary nickel industry. Prior to NiDI, John was Director of the European office at the International Cadmium Association.
He has a PhD in earth sciences from the University of Hull and was a post-doctoral Research Associate in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Paulo joined CRU Consulting in 2013 after three and a half years as Senior Economist at Vale S.A. in charge of macroeconomic and commodities research in investor relations.
Paulo developed Vale’s demand and price forecast models for strategic planning and financial valuation of iron ore, base metals and fertilizer businesses, and advised senior management on the effects of global macroeconomic cycles on commodity demand and price co-movements. He has also presented his views to shareholders, institutional investors and market analysts in conferences and industry events.
Over the years Paulo has been involved with several projects within the commodities industry, including developing a country risk methodology for discount rate calculations, participating in due diligences and debt and equity capital offerings, negotiating with strategic partners and potential buyers in asset sales and elaborating an economic assessment on Brazil’s New Mining Code.
Earlier in his career, Paulo researched and advised on emerging market economies, both in academia and in consulting.
Paulo holds a Masters degree and a BA in Economics from the PUC-Rio University and has recently completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received a Goldman Sachs Global Leader award in 2005, and he speaks English, Portuguese and Italian.
Charlie Durant joined CRU in 2010. He is a Research Manager within CRU’s Sustainability Division, providing thought leadership, insight and data on emissions, the energy transition, and the circular economy. Charlie was previously Head of Demand and Markets Research in CRU’s Base and Battery Metals team. In this role he managed a global team of 15 experienced analysts, delivering world-class research and cutting-edge insights on all aspects of base, battery, precious and technology metal markets. Earlier in his career he was editor of the Copper Market Outlook, as well as Head of CRU’s Aluminium Downstream and Demand Team. Charlie also was part of a team that established CRU’s Thermal Coal market research. He gained an academic scholarship to study for a Master’s in International Business at the University of Nottingham, where he also obtained his undergraduate degree.
Matthew joined CRU in June 2020 to develop and improve new and existing products as well as support the global sales team to deliver these to customers worldwide.After completing his Masters in Management at the London Business School, Matthew led business development at a climate tech startup where he helped design the product and develop customer acquisition strategies. He also worked in Finance as an analyst for Oaknorth Bank and Rothschild.Matthew graduated with an MA in Modern Languages from University College London (UCL).
Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo (Ph.D., M.S. Center for Process Metallurgy, State U. of New York/Buffalo; BS Chem. Eng. Rensselaer Poly). From 1974 he was at Bethlehem Steel’s Homer Research Laboratories. In 1993 he established his consultancy, Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting. Through 2008 his principal client was the Quebec Cartier Mining Company, serving as Director Technology-International. Currently, he consults for steel, iron ore, other natural resource, technology provider, financial and consultancy companies on a global basis. Dr. Poveromo is a Distinguished Member of AIST (Assoc. of Iron & Steel Technology); his awards include the T. L. Joseph Award for long-standing contributions to ironmaking technology. He is also a Special Member of the IIMA(International Iron Metallics Association).
Jeremy was born in Tonbridge England in 1961 and emigrated to Canada in 1966. Jeremy grew up in Ottawa, Canada and attended Queen’s University in Kingston Canada earning a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1983 followed by an MSc in Chemical Engineering in 1985.
Jeremy Jones is currently a founding partner and President of Continuous Improvement Experts (CIX). Previously he has held senior positions at Transfield Services, Tenova, WorleyParsons, Nupro Corporation, Bechtel Corporation, Florida Steel and Hatch Associates.
Jeremy is frequently invited as a Keynote speaker/instructor for international steel conferences. He is the primary author of the EAF steelmaking chapter for the updated Steelmaking volume “The Making Shaping and Treating of Steel”. A frequent contributor to AIST conferences, frequent session chairman at annual convention and author of over 100 technical papers and articles.
Jeremy is a distinguished Member of the AIST and recipient of the John Bell Award for advancing EAF technologies. Jeremy is also a Fellow of the International Iron Metallics Association (IIMA). Jeremy has carried out assignments for clients in over 100 countries. He is the past chairman of the AIST EAF Committee and the past chairman of the WorldSteel EAF Technology Committee.
Jeremy also chaired the Continuing Education Committee, the Energy and Environment Committee and the Advanced Technology Committee at ISS, a predecessor of AIST.
Jeremy is one of the original instructors of the AIST EAF training seminar which recently completed its’ 26th year. Jeremy’s steelmaking experience spans direct reduction, smelting reduction, EAF steelmaking, Blast furnace operations, BOF operations, ladle metallurgy, vacuum treatment and casting operations for all grades of steel. Previous assignments have spanned the fields of project management, project negotiations, process engineering, process control engineering, process simulation and optimization, environmental engineering, industrial engineering and management consulting.
Andrew has had a diverse career in international commodities spanning more than 25 years in a variety of disciplines with both physical trading houses & financial institutions. An entrepreneur by nature, he is an acknowledged leader & business developer, creating sustainable value across the agriculture, energy & mineral resource chains. He brings this experience to the Viridios team that is passionate about the significant contribution potential that voluntary carbon markets (VCM) have to global decarbonisation, while also recognising charismatic additionality through the ESG components of each project as defined by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe that to embrace diverse and inclusive participation of corporates and others throughout the VCM ecosystem, we need to evolve from pricing opacity to transparency for fair value recognition in transactions. Viridios has developed and deployed AI technology to achieve this. We look forward to the next leap forward for the VCM ecosystem together and to benefit all
Nic Hutnyak recently joined bp as a Director, C&I Low Carbon and Cross Commodity. In this role, Nic will focus on low carbon and cross commodity origination efforts—working closely with the hard to abate sector in their decarbonization efforts. Nic brings over 12 years of physical and financial risk management and structuring experience across various commodities, interest rates, FX, and fixed income products. Nic has managed origination efforts across numerous sectors such as upstream, refiner, pet-chem, transportation, and institutional customers. Most recently employed at Mobius Risk Group, Nic served as Head of Business Development focusing on growing their market share across carbon footprint reporting and risk management, physical and financial commodity risk management, and the firms mid/back office service lines. Prior to joining Mobius, Nic worked on the Wells Fargo trading desk heading up their consumer and institutional derivative origination efforts. Nic received his Bachelor of Business, Accounting degree from Texas Tech University, a Masters of Science of Accounting and Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Science, Quantitative Finance from Oklahoma State University. In his spare time Nic enjoys playing tennis and golf, spending time with his wife and their two boys aged 4 and 2.