THE GREEN STEEL CHALLENGE PODCAST
A brand new podcast, created by The Willy Korf Foundation and Kallanish Commodities, to invite conversation, ignite innovation and accelerate change in the steel industry.
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ABOUT THE PODCAST
The Green Steel Challenge
THE GREEN STEEL CHALLENGE
André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter is the Vice Chaiman of the Board of Directors and former CEO of Gerdau, the largest steel producer in South America as well as a major special steel producer in North America.
In this episode we hear from Giacomo Mareschi Danieli, the CEO of Italy-based Danieli group, a key equipment supplier to the global steel industry as well as a steel producer.
We hear from Sajjan Jindal, the Chairman & Managing Director of JSW Steel, one of the largest steel producers within what is now the most dynamic and exciting steel market in the world.
Hybar is a new venture that aims to become the most cost-efficient and most environmentally sustainable rebar producer in North America. In 2023, Hybar raised $700 million to build a scrap metal recycling steel rebar mill.
In the second episode, Astrid, Mike and James interview Stephen Montague, the CEO of Midrex Technologies, a globally renowned, US-based steel plant designer and developer specialised in Direct Reduction Iron (DRI) processes.
In this first episode of the Green Steel Challenge Podcast, Astrid Korf-Wolman, alongside co-hosts Dr Mike Walsh and James Moss, warmly welcome Edwin Basson and Åsa Ekdahl from World Steel Association.
The Journey So Far
John Lichtenstein, Managing Partner at World Steel Dynamics, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA
Simon Farry, Head of Decarbonisation at Rio Tinto, Auckland, New Zealand
MEET THE PRODUCER
Chair, The Willy Korf Foundation
MEET THE HOSTS
strategy consultant & partner at First River Consulting.
Dr Mike Walsh
AND MEET OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
THE STEEL INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Edwin joined the steel industry in 1994 as Chief Economist at Iscor Ltd. in South Africa and joined World Steel Association in August 2011 as Director General
Åsa utilises 20 years experience in the steel industry to advise on environmental challenges as Head of Environment & Climate Change at the World Steel Association.
Stephen joined Midrex Technologies as a co-op student in 1987. Stephen was appointed President and COO in 2016, he was Vice President – Sales & Marketing and CEO in 2017.
David serves as CEO at Hybar, formed in August 2023 when the company secured $700 million to build an innovative scrap metal recycling steel rebar mill in northeast Arkansas.
Sajjan has led the Steel industry and JSW in particular on a transformational journey, contributing significantly to India’s growth philosophy.
Giacomo Mareschi Danieli
Part of the Danieli managing board since 2009, Giacomo was appointed Chief Executive Office of Danieli & C. and member of the Danieli Group Executive Board in 2017.
André Bier Gerdau Johanpeter
André formerly held the position of CEO and President of the World Steel Association and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gerdau SA.