New Year will bring changes on the position of chief executive officer at ArcelorMittal Poland


As of January, Marc De Pauw will hold the position of the CEO at ArcelorMittal Poland. Geert Verbeeck, current CEO and BOD chairman, after five years of managing Polish steel plants, will become a member of the management committee and chief operating officer at ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India.

In his most recent role, since 2015, Geert Verbeeck has been chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal Poland and since January this year – the chairman of the board of directors. Now Geert is nominated chief operating officer and member of the management committee of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India. 

In January 2020, Marc De Pauw will replace Geert Verbeeck on the position of CEO of ArcelorMittal Poland.

Marc joined the Group in 1991 in the metallurgical department at ArcelorMittal Gent. He then held several positions during his career path: project engineer, line manager, support manager, head of progress academy and head of coke and energy plant. In 2014, he became head of the transformation office, Flat Products business division South West. In his most recent role, since January 2018, he has been chief operating officer of the primary operations at ArcelorMittal Asturias in Spain. Marc is a graduate in communication and electronics engineering from the University of Gent and he also holds an MBA.

- I would like to thank Geert for the five years he has spent in leading the transformation journey of our company. During his tenure as CEO and then also the chairman of the board of directors at ArcelorMittal Poland he has implemented and supervised significant investments worth more than PLN 2 bn, which have allowed us to reduce our environmental footprint and further develop our high added-value product portfolio. He has put a lot of effort into preparing both the company and our employees to cruise through the challenging periods driven by the cyclical nature of our business. I wish him the best of luck and instant success in his new assignment – comments Sanjay Samaddar, chairman of the Supervisory Board at ArcelorMittal Poland. – I also welcome Marc De Pauw on board. I am convinced that, with his vast experience from several countries where he has successfully led transformation and projects, he will lead the company on its continued journey towards operational excellence with new energy – he adds.