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  • 08/11/2021
  • Press Release

GFG Alliance appoints Toker Ozcan to lead GREENSTEEL EMEA drive

GFG Alliance today announces the appointment of Toker Ozcan as CEO, GREENSTEEL EMEA for LIBERTY Steel Group, as LIBERTY further strengthens its international management team to lead the global transition to zero carbon steel.

Mr Ozcan, who brings thirty years of experience in metals and mining, will oversee GFG’s GREENSTEEL operations in the UK, Poland, India, and lead the Group’s downstream operations in Europe.

Toker Ozcan is a steel industry veteran with thirty years of experience in metals and mining having served as CEO and Chairman of the Board at Turkish steel giant Oyak Mining & Metallurgy (including Erdemir and Isdemir) from 2018-2021, as well as various other Chairmanships and senior positions throughout his career.

The appointment further enhances the operating structure for LIBERTY Steel Group – integrated as a single corporate entity with independent board directors since 2020 – to ensure accountability across its steel operations while maintaining agile decision-making.

Paramjit Kahlon, continues in his role as CEO Primary Steel & Mining, incorporating LIBERTY Steel Group’s operations in Galati, Ostrava, Whyalla & Tahmoor.

LIBERTY Steel Group continues to perform well and its global restructuring efforts have enabled the refinancing of GFG’s Australian primary steel operations and laid the foundations to achieve secure financing across the Group.

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman, LIBERTY Steel Group, said: “Toker is an exceptionally talented and experienced leader, I’m delighted to welcome him to LIBERTY Steel Group as we drive forward with our global refinancing and GREENSTEEL ambitions.

Toker Ozcan, CEO, GREENSTEEL EMEA for LIBERTY Steel Group said: “I believe deeply in Sanjeev’s vision for GREENSTEEL and I’m very happy to be joining LIBERTY Steel Group to apply my experience in pushing forward our plans to create a sustainable future for our businesses economically, socially and environmentally.

Further information from:

Andrew Mitchell
Head of Communications – UK, GFG Alliance
+44 (0) 7516 029 522 andrew.mitchell@gfgalliance.com

Note to the editors:
GFG Alliance is 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 35,000 people, across 10 countries and has revenues of USD $20bn. GFG Alliance is a leader in sustainable industry with a mission to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 (CN30).

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