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  • June 22, 2021
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New Executive Director appointed at LIBERTY Ostrava

LIBERTY Steel Group has appointed Oleksandr Ivanov the new Executive Director of LIBERTY Ostrava. Oleksandr, who will report the Board of Directors of LIBERTY Ostrava, will take on the most senior management role at the plant with immediate effect.

Aleksandr Ivanov Oleksandr has a wealth of experience in the steel sector having had twenty years in senior positions within the industry, managing various operations as well as most recently serving as COO of Ukraine’s largest integrated steel mill at Kryvyi Rih. Oleksandr has an Engineer Degree in industrial heat and power engineering.

Paramjit Kahlon, CEO Primary Steel and Integrated Mining of LIBERTY Steel Group, said: “I am very happy to appoint Oleksandr to this important role as, having worked with him before, I know he will provide the strong leadership required to develop the LIBERTY Ostrava business further. I believe he can lead the management team and the plant’s committed employees in their continued drive to improve the plant’s production levels as well as accelerate the plant’s ambitious plans to become carbon neutral by 2030.”

Oleksandr said: “I am very excited at the opportunity ahead of us at Ostrava. I will be working with the employees, the management team and all our stakeholders to deliver our ambitious plan for the plant’s long-term sustainability, which is aligned to the GREENSTEEL and CN30 visions. I am looking forward to accelerating our efforts to commission the plant’s new hybrid furnaces and build the high voltage power line, which are a core part of our transformational investment strategy.”

Further information:

Barbora Černá Dvořáková
Head of communications
+420 606 774 346


Paddy Toyne-Sewell
Head of Communications – Europe
GFG Alliance
+44 (0) 7767 498 195

LIBERTY Ostrava is an integrated steel business with an annual production capacity of approximately 3.6 million tonnes per annum serving primarily construction, machinery and oil & gas industries. The company is a domestic leader in the manufacture of road barriers and tubes. In addition to the Czech market, it supplies its products to more than 40 countries around the world. Together with its subsidiaries in Ostrava, the company has 6,000 employees. The company manufactures its products with a minimum possible environmental footprint. The mill is part of LIBERTY Steel Group.

LIBERTY Steel Group is part of GFG Alliance, a collection of global businesses and investments owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family. The Alliance is structured into three core industrial pillars: 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.

Liberty Steel Group

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