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December, 12th 2018

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Meet the Team


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Kalin Rusev, Director

Kalin is a Director and Co-founder of Kallanish Commodities. Before that he worked in Platts/S&P Global as Commercial Director Metals. Prior to that he spent 8 years in SBB Group, most recently as Board Member & Commercial Director leading to the successful sale of the business (to S&P/Platts). Kalin originally from Bulgaria and now lives in London



Paul Mullins, Director

I am a director and co-founder of Kallanish, which I helped to create after working for Steel Business Briefing as General Manager for Asia.  With my co-founders, I felt there was a gap for simple, good quality journalism and market intelligence combined with a focus on listening to customer needs. We aim to put the customer at the forefront of everything we do in Kallanish and our conferences are a wonderful opportunity for my colleagues and I to meet and listen to industry participants. Previously I was a Commercial Director and negotiated strategic alliances for blue chip companies in the payments industry.  I also hold an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. I am based in Kallanish’s  London HQ and have previously lived in Paris and Shanghai. I speak fluent French and conversational Mandarin.


Caroline Macmillan, Director

I am a director and co-founder of Kallanish Commodities. We started the company in 2013, looking to make a difference and truly listen to market needs. In a sector dominated by large corporate media, we bring something fresher to the marketplace. All Kallanish products and services are focused on being timely, independent, and high quality. Our unique employee ethos runs through each and everything that we do, and allows us the freedom to be innovative and forward thinking. I focus my attention on Kallanish Marketing, Brand, and Events, plus I manage the Kallanish Energy side of the business.



Marketing & Advertising

For Marketing enquiries email marketing@kallanish

Bijan Farhangi, Advertising and Events Director

Bijan is the advertising and events director at Kallanish Commodities. He has over 20 years’ steel and commodities experience, and started his career way back in 1993 as a trader for Bali Group. Bijan joined Kallanish in 2016 and has developed events in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America for both the Energy and Steel sectors.


Nikol Krumova, Marketing Executive

I joined the company as Marketing Executive, responsible for marketing research, events & advertising marketing, and internal and external communications. Plus, I also focus my time on strengthening the Social Media Profiles and reaching new audiences. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2017 in Marketing from New Bulgarian University, Sofia. I am currently studying a Master’s degree in Corporate Management at the European College of Economics and Management. My goal in life is to be an outstanding Marketing professional and I am looking forward to improve and develop my skills side-by-side with Kallanish.




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Kevin Napier, Editor

A metallurgist, I have worked in the steel industry since 1976, initially in production and technical areas and then in international sales and marketing management. From 2005 I worked in a variety of roles for SBB in online publishing and information provision based in the UK, China and the Middle East. The opportunity to join the guys at Kallanish to assist in adding further value to the industry which has given me my living for so long was therefore too good to miss. Steel is therefore something of a passion for me, my other passions being soccer and a lifelong supporter of Doncaster Rovers (who rather appropriately now appear to be going in “One Direction”, albeit the wrong one).

Rick Stouffer, Editor

I joined the company as Energy Editor for Kallanish Energy. I have been covering energy-related topics for more than two decades, with an emphasis on oiland natural gas in the last 10 years. I was one of the first journalists to cover what has become one of the biggest energy stories in the last 30 years: the Marcellus Shale play in the U.S.’s Appalachian Basin. During my career, I also have covered the coal, nuclear and renewable energy industries for business publications, weekly business and daily newspapers, and Internet-only publications. I'm based in the center of the Marcellus Shale play: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Adam Smith, Editor - MENA

Having graduated from university in England’s steel city of Sheffield, I seemed destined to end up in a career related to the steel industry. I started with Steel Business Briefing in 2008 by reporting on the Central and Eastern European steel market, attending various industry conferences and interviewing numerous company executives in the region. In 2011 I moved to Dubai to head SBB’s editorial coverage of the Middle Eastern and Turkish markets from the newly-opened Dubai office. Now, three years on, I’m delighted to join Kallanish, to contribute my experience of the vibrant and fast-growing Middle Eastern and Turkish steel markets to the comprehensive global industry coverage provided by our team.

Dan Hilliard, Editor North America

I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - the birthplace of the US steel industry - and I got my start in the industry in 2009 with the original Steel Business Briefing. Prior to that, I covered police and military affairs in Beaufort, South Carolina, and spot news for the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA. As part of the North American Kallanish team, I cover flats, tubular products and specialty steel products. My wife and I are in the process of clearing a 13-acre parcel on the outskirts of the city for horse pasture and a pumpkin patch. When I’m not cutting brush or tinkering with our tractors, I enjoy fishing, writing speculative fiction and exploring our local trails.

Tomas Gutierrez, Editor Asia

I'm the Asia editor and am producing editorial content on Asia with a focus on China, as well as overseeing Kallanish’s operations in East Asia. I am based in Shanghai, where I have lived and worked for the last six years and can speak Mandarin as well as English and Spanish. I have also spent some three years in Beijing studying and working. Previously I worked at Platts as managing editor China, and at Steel Business Briefing which I joined shortly after graduating with a masters in Asian politics from SOAS in London.


Anna Low, Southeast Asia Editor

I have been covering the South East Asian steel and metals industries since the 1990s. Before joining Kallanish in September 2017, I was with Platts and before that, I was with Steel Business Briefing and Metal Bulletin. While I have witnessed and tracked so many cycles in the steel markets, no two days are ever the same. Writing steel news and assessing prices are a huge part of me. I enjoy the work very much especially interacting with the key industry players and participants over these past 20 something years.


Maryam Wang, Analyst

I joined Kallanish Commodities in April 2018 as an analyst based in Shanghai, mainly focussing on Chinese steel prices, news and policy. I learned Arabic in university and became a steel trader in China and the MENA area for 1 year after I graduated.



Emanuele Norsa, Editor Southern Europe

After training as a journalist in Italy, Emanuele started covering the steel market back in 2010 when he joined SBB in London. In 2014, he became managing editor for the EMEA steel market for Platts. Emanuele joined Kallanish in 2016 and he is the editor for Kallanish Steel Weekly. He speaks five languages and love art as much as steel.



Natalia Capra, Journalist

I have over 10 years experience in mainstream, financial and business journalism. I spent 3 years at SBB covering the Italian, South African and North African steel and raw material markets. I joined Kallanish Commodities in 2015 where I look after pricing analysis for all carbon and stainless steel products, hot briquetted iron, pig iron, scrap, coking coal and iron ore for Western European markets. I also report on investments, M&A, financial results and EU trade data. I speak English, Italian and French.


Todor Kirkov, Journalist

Todor joined Kallanish in 2016 after some 20 years in TV national and international media and broadcast. He has working experience in a newsroom environment as well as in live field reporting. Todor covers the Spanish and Latin American markets. He speaks Spanish, English and Bulgarian.



Christian Koehl, Journalist

A steel journalist for some 15 years, Christian started off with American Metal Market, and later moved on to join Steel Business Briefing, where he spent seven years as correspondent for the German-lingo countries. Christian joined Kallanish in 2015 and covers the German markets as well as number of price series. He speaks German, English, and Spanish.



Gabriela Farhangi, Journalist

I joined the Kallanish Commodities group in June 2015 to report on the South American and European energy markets, later expanding to a more global coverage. I currently report on crude oil, natural gas, power, nuclear and renewables all over the world, from Manchester, UK. Prior to being an energy journalist, I covered the steel and raw materials markets in Latin America for Steel Business Briefing Brazil – a subsidiary of S&P Global Platts. I graduated in Journalism and have a British Master’s degree in International Business Management and Marketing. I have also previously worked as a press officer, public relations and marketing & business development manager. I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Bob Downing, Journalist

I am a veteran Ohio newspaper reporter and editor. I covered the environment and energy for 25 years and have won numerous awards for my stories. I also write a continuing outdoorsy Sunday travel column. I started covering the Utica Shale boom in Ohio in mid-2010 and later wrote the Akron Beacon Journal's Utica Shale blog that got nearly 300,000 pageviews per year. My work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Down River magazine, Women's World, Cleveland magazine, Ohio magazine and Rubber World magazine. I attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) and graduated from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio).


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Susann Thier, Sales Manager

As a Berlin-based Sales Manager I'm the first point of contact for our readers and workshop attendees from Austria, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Also I'm responsible for the requirements for most of the blue-chip company accounts. Before I came back from maternity leave I spent 2 years within the B2B-conference industry for Automotive, Aircraft and Finance. Previously, from 2008 - 2011 I was part of the true team of Steel Business Briefing, London. 2007 I graduated with a masters in Cultural Sciences and Journalism. I speak German, Spanish and English. Steel will be always a fascination for me, finding it in most tiniest instruments or in skyscraping giants in our daily world.


Linda Fang, Sales Manager

I joined Kallanish Commodities in Sept 2014 and am based in Singapore as a sales manager. Prior to that, I was working with Platts (3 years) and SBB (7.5 years), as sales manager too. Before joining the steel industry, I was in the financial industry. During my spare time, I swim, read or try to cook.



Yilin Zou, Sales Manager

I am Yilin Zou from Nanchang in Jiangxi province. I cover the China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Markets for Kallanish. I have lived in Shanghai for six years now. I have 2 years’ experience in customer services and 4 years sales experience. During these six years, I developed a high sense of responsibility and good communication and interpersonal skills. I am also able to work alone without supervision and as part of a successful sales team demonstrating the necessary drive and enthusiasm required for a tough, competitive industry. I like travel and I travel a lot, and I like to bake. I also go swimming once a week.


Chris Merrett, Sales Manager

Christopher studied English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Surrey in the UK, and subsequently worked in research at the London School of Economics, and as a teacher in eastern China. He joined Kallanish in 2015, where he is responsible for the needs of our clients in Northern & Western Europe.



Milcho Milchev, Sales Manager

I joined Kallanish in the beginning of 2016 and I am looking after the Middle East and Eastern European markets. Also in 2016 I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. My goal is to grow professionally side by side with the company and provide the best service I am capable of. I read a lot of business books, I am always open to new, better ways to do things and I am looking forward to establishing win-win relationships with the customers in my territory.


Iban Redondo-Pares, Sales Manager

Iban studied Business at Deusto University in Spain, and after doing an internship in the UK he joined Steel Business Briefing in 2006. In 2011 Iban moved back to Madrid to continue his history of Art studies doing a Masters and PhD. He joined the Kallanish team in 2016 and looks after clients in Europe and Latin America.



Louise Krier, Accounts

I am a part-time financial executive at Kallanish Commodities. Prior to joining Kallanish I worked at Steel Business Briefing for 5 years which was then acquired by Platts, a division of McGraw Hill. Additionally, I used to work as an office manager for an exotic plant nursery based in south west London. In the small amount of spare time I have I enjoy playing piano, listening to music and going to gigs whenever I get the opportunity. I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to work with Kallanish and such a great team.