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  • Dr. Hans Fischer, Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Fischer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tata Steel Europe on 1 March 2016.

    Born in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, Hans studied mechanical engineering at Eindhoven University. In 1985, he embarked on his professional career as a project manager in the engineering department of the Dutch steel company Hoogovens, which is now run by Tata Steel. He worked there until 2000 and his last position was director of the steelworks.

    In 2001 he joined the German steel and technology group Salzgitter as Technical Managing Director. He was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Salzgitter Flachstahl in 2004 and, later, became a member of the Executive Board of Salzgitter AG.

    He re-joined Tata Steel in July 2012 as Chief Technical Officer. In March 2016, he also became Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Tata Steel Europe.

    Hans is based at Tata Steel's largest European steelworks at IJmuiden, in the Netherlands