GFG Alliance appoints Toker Ozcan to lead Greensteel EMEA drive

Posted on 22 November 2021

GFG Alliance today has appointed Toker Ozcan as CEO, Greensteel EMEA for Liberty Steel Group, as the company further strengthens its international management team to lead the global transition to zero carbon steel.

Ozcan brings 30 years of experience in metals and mining, will oversee GFG’s GREENSTEEL operations in the UK, Poland, India, and lead the Group’s downstream operations in Europe.

Toker Ozcan is a steel industry veteran with 30 years of experience in metals and mining having served as CEO and chairman of the board at Turkish steel giant Oyak Mining & Metallurgy (including Erdemir and Isdemir) from 2018-2021, as well as various other chairmanships and senior positions throughout his career.

“Toker is an exceptionally talented and experienced leader, I’m delighted to welcome him to Liberty Steel Group as we drive forward with our global refinancing and GREENSTEEL ambitions.”

Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman, Liberty Steel Group.

The appointment further enhances the operating structure for Liberty Steel Group – integrated as a single corporate entity with independent board directors since 2020 – to ensure accountability across its steel operations while maintaining agile decision-making.

Paramjit Kahlon, continues in his role as CEO primary steel & mining, incorporating LIBERTY Steel Group’s operations in Galati, Ostrava, Whyalla & Tahmoor.

Liberty Steel Group claims that it ‘continues to perform’ well and its global restructuring efforts have enabled the refinancing of GFG’s Australian primary steel operations and laid the foundations to achieve secure financing across the Group.

“I believe deeply in Sanjeev’s vision for Greensteel and I’m very happy to be joining Liberty Steel Group to apply my experience in pushing forward our plans to create a sustainable future for our businesses economically, socially and environmentally.”

Toker Ozcan, CEO, Greensteel, EMEA for Liberty Steel Group.

Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman, Liberty Steel Group, commented: “Toker is an exceptionally talented and experienced leader, I’m delighted to welcome him to Liberty Steel Group as we drive forward with our global refinancing and GREENSTEEL ambitions.

Toker Ozcan, CEO, Greensteel, EMEA for Liberty Steel Group said: “I believe deeply in Sanjeev’s vision for Greensteel and I’m very happy to be joining Liberty Steel Group to apply my experience in pushing forward our plans to create a sustainable future for our businesses economically, socially and environmentally.

Source : Steel Times International