ArcelorMittal S.A. : ArcelorMittal appoints new head of human resources :
Luxembourg 27 February 2013 - ArcelorMittal today announces that it has
appointed Henri Blaffart as executive vice president and head of human
resources (HR), effective 1st April 2103. He replaces Willie Smit, who leaves
the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr Blaffart will also become a
member of the company's management committee.
Mr Blaffart, a highly experienced steel industry executive, is currently head
of HR for the company's Flat Carbon Europe segment and a member of the segment
management committee, a position he took up in April 2010.
Previously he was chief executive officer (CEO) of ArcelorMittal Lorraine in
France, having first been head of primary for the same operation. Mr Blaffart
joined the group in 1982 as strategy and research and development (R&D)
director in Liege. He has held a number of other positions in the company
including R+D director for construction and CEO of the former Arcelor's
research division. Mr Blaffart is a civil engineer from the University of
Liege, Belgium and holds a masters degree in general management from the Ecole
D'entreprise pour le Perfectionnement au Management in Belgium.
Mr Blaffart will report to the company's chairman and chief executive, Lakshmi
Mr Mittal said:
"HR is an important and strategic function and Henri's experience made him a
prime candidate for the role. He is a highly experienced professional with
in-depth knowledge of both HR and operations that are very relevant for an
industrial company such as ArcelorMittal and I look forward to working with
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with
a presence in more than 60 countries.
ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including
automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D
and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and
outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in over 20
countries spanning four continents, the Company covers all of the key steel
markets, from emerging to mature.
Through its core values of sustainability, quality and leadership,
ArcelorMittal commits to operating in a responsible way with respect to the
health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and the
communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable
management of the environment. It takes a leading role in the industry's
efforts to develop breakthrough steelmaking technologies and is actively
researching and developing steel-based technologies and solutions that
contribute to combat climate change.
In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel
production of 88.2million tonnes, representing approximately 6 percent of
world steel output.
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam
(MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of
Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: www.arcelormittal.com.
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Phone: +352 4792 5000
ArcelorMittal Corporate Communications
Tobin Postma (Acting Head of Media Relations) + 44 20 3214 2412
+44 20 7543 1125
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