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  • 02/02/2021
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LIBERTY Steel Group makes high level appointments to lead key European operations

LIBERTY Steel Group, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, today announces that it has strengthened its European management team with the appointment of Renaud Moretti as CEO LIBERTY Downstream Synergies and Colin McGibbon as CEO LIBERTY France. Both Renaud and Colin will report into Roland Junck, LIBERTY Steel’s President for the UK & Europe.

Renaud Moretti will be responsible for the overall management of the company’s downstream steel mills in Europe, which include the LIBERTY Magona plant in Italy and LIBERTY Liège-Dudelange’s three plants in Belgium and Luxemburg. Renaud will join LIBERTY in April.

Renaud has almost twenty years of experience within the steel industry and was most recently CEO of NLMK’s Europe Strip, the division which includes NLMK La Louviere, NLMK Strasbourg and the service centre NLMK Manage. Before moving to NLMK Europe, Renaud worked in senior positions at the Galvanizing Line and Cold-Rolling Mill at the Corus (now Tata Steel) Myriad site at Maubeuge in France.

Colin McGibbon will be responsible for the overall management of the company’s French GREENSTEEL businesses, LIBERTY Ascoval and LIBERTY Rail Hayange. Colin joined LIBERTY on 1st February 2021.

Colin has more than twenty years’ experience in the metals industry, most recently as the CEO of the SLN Nickel Company in New Caledonia. He also has a strong understanding of both our French steel and aluminium businesses having held senior roles at both our Dunkerque aluminium smelter, where he was General Manager for four years, and the Hayange plant where he worked for ten years, ending up as the plant’s Director.

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance and LIBERTY Steel Group, said: “I am very pleased to welcome both Renaud and Colin to LIBERTY. They bring with them unrivalled expertise in the operational improvement and commercial growth of European metals’ businesses, whether upstream or downstream, which will help our businesses across the continent become more successful. I look forward to them helping our teams achieve the transformative results they have delivered elsewhere.”

Further information from:

Andrew Mitchell
Head of Communications – UK, GFG Alliance
+44 7516 029 522
Patrick Toyne-Sewell
Head of Communications – Europe, GFG Alliance
+44 7767 498 195

Note to Editors
LIBERTY Steel Group is part of GFG Alliance, a collection of global businesses and investments owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family. GFG Alliance is structured into three core industry brands; LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group, independent of each other yet united through shared values and a purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society. GFG Alliance employs c.35,000 people, across 30 countries and has revenues of >USD $20bn.

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