02 March 2021
Corporate News
Changes to Tata Steel’s European Executive Committee
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Tata Steel today announced changes to its European Executive Committee.

Karl Haider, Chief Commercial Officer, and Tor Farquhar, Executive Director Human Resources, are leaving to pursue their careers outside of the company. The company’s Chief Technical Officer, Ernst Hoogenes, meanwhile, is retiring.

The company’s European CEO, Henrik Adam, and CFO, Sandip Biswas, will take over the duties and responsibilities of the departing directors. A smaller Executive Committee will continue to lead Tata Steel Europe.

Henrik Adam, CEO of Tata Steel Europe, said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with Ernst, Tor, and Karl. They have helped steer our company, providing critical leadership at moments of significant change and I want to thank each of them for their dedicated and professional service to the company and its employees.”

Ernst and Karl will leave the business at the end of March while Tor will leave at the end of April. 

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For further information: Damien Brook on +44 (0)7818588545 or damien.brook@tatasteeleurope.com

About Tata Steel’s European operations

Tata Steel is one of Europe's leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the Netherlands and the UK, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products which give them a competitive edge. The Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. The group’s turnover (excluding its South East Asia operations) in the year ending 31 March 2020 was US $19.7 billion.

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