Steel is widely considered one of the hardest-to-abate industries. Companies the world over are making progress toward a net-zero future using hydrogen as a clean, green reduction agent. Hydrogen presents a new world of opportunities - and challenges.
Learn more about hydrogen’s role in the decarbonisation of the steel industry at this webinar on the 7th December at 2:00 PM GMT. The webinar will last 60 minutes and will include a mixture of presentations and debate between the esteemed panelists and audience generated questions.
This webinar is free to attend, but please complete your registration below. After your registration is complete you will receive an email with joining instructions.
Håkon Volldal was appointed CEO effective 1 July 2022. Mr. Volldal has previous experience as Executive Vice President at TOMRA, and later as President and CEO of Q-Free ASA, creating intelligent technology solutions for efficient, safe, and sustainable transportation. Mr Volldal holds an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management (civil engineering) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Stéphane is technical head for governmental affairs and climate change within ArcelorMittal Europe. In that function, he contributes to the decarbonization roadmap of European entities, its financing and control of regulatory impacts. Previously Stéphane has been Chief Marketing Officer in charge of Packaging, Oil and gas, and Electrical Steel segments within ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products as well Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Avelino & Canossa in Italy. Stéphane holds a degree as sales engineer from the Esidec business school in Metz (France) and he is a graduate in mechanical engineering.
Thomas is Vice President Sustainability & Public Affairs, at SSAB. He has an MBA from Uppsala University and an MSc from KTH in Stockholm. Thomas has vast experience in general management, sales, market intelligence as well as sustainability. Thomas’s previous roles include Managing Director of Ruukki Sverige, Senior Vice President & International Sales at Ruukki Metals Ltd, Vice President at Atlas Copco Dynapac and Vice President Corporate Marketing & Sales at steel provider Ovako. Thomas’s career started at ABB, which he left as Vice President in 2004, after almost 13 years of management positions in the metals industry activities. He has unique insights into the incorporation of sustainability into the business model of the organization.
Steven Randall has over 25 years of experience in the steel, metals and mining sectors where he has worked in a range of consulting, corporate and entrepreneurial roles. Steven co-founded The Steel Index (TSI), a specialist ferrous price information service, in 2006. He quickly established TSI as the leading provider of benchmark prices for iron ore, steel and scrap, used by industrial companies worldwide and as the settlement basis for over 30 futures/derivatives contracts on commodities exchanges in Asia, Europe and North America – most notably the SGX iron ore contracts and LME steel scrap contract. Having built TSI into a multi-million $ business, it was sold to S&P Global Platts in 2011. Steven continued as TSI’s Managing Director for a further four years before being appointed as the Director of Global Content (pricing, news and analysis) for all of Platts metals and TSI. He left this position at the end of June 2016 to pursue new ventures and undertake independent consulting assignments. In 2021 Steven joined the Kallanish team to set up Kallanish Index Services. Kallanish Index Services (KIS) specialises in compiling price indices for commodity markets using a rigorous, data-driven methodology. It works closely with market participants to compile the price indices and other essential industry data they need for business success. KIS is independent and impartial, with a small team of analysts based around the world. Prior to establishing TSI, Steven was the Director of Strategy at Corus, the major European steel producer acquired by Tata Steel in 2007. In this role he was responsible for the Group’s corporate strategy and planning activities for over four years. Steven started his career as a strategy consultant in 1988, working for over eleven years with Hatch Beddows in Europe and North America, specialising in steel industry projects. Following this, he joined Steelscreen, an independent metals e-marketplace, as its UK General Manager. Steven holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.
Gabriela is the European-based editor for Kallanish Power Materials – our publication focusing on the transition to e-mobility. She covers the global battery materials, electric vehicles and hydrogen markets. Before that, she reported on the oil & gas industry and the steel & raw materials sector in Latin America. She joined Kallanish in 2014. Gabriela speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.