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  • Dr. Hans Fischer, Non-Executive Director

    Dr Hans Fischer is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Tata Steel Europe


    Born in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), 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 former Tata Steel Netherlands. He worked there until 2000 and his last position was works manager 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.

    In 2010 Hans was appointed Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp steel Americas.

    He re-joined Tata Steel Europe in July 2012 as Chief Technical Officer. In March 2016, he became Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Tata Steel Europe. He retired from the position of CEO in July 2019, but continues to serve on the Board of Tata Steel Europe as a non-executive director.

    Executive committee

    The day-to-day management of Tata Steel in Europe is conducted through its Executive Committee, the senior decision-making body which also sets strategic priorities.

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