Paramjit Kahlon, vice-president of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih and member of the group management committee, has been appointed the chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal CIS (ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih and ArcelorMittal Temirtau, Kazakhstan), effective as of May 1, 2016. As before, he reports to Davinder Chugh, senior executive vice-president of ArcelorMittal and chief executive officer of Africa and CIS (ACIS) region.
Davinder Chugh: “I am happy to welcome Paramjit Kahlon in the new role, which extends his current responsibilities in Ukraine to Kazakhstan. He has strong industrial experience and demonstrated remarkable leadership skills at his previous positions, and, I am confident, will effectively manage both ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih and ArcelorMittal Temirtau. Role of CEO of ArcelorMittal CIS is challenging, main priority for Paramjit Kahlon would be effective execution of Action 2020 program in CIS, reinforcing both plants as regional leaders and competitive businesses”.
In 2015 Paramjit Kahlon was appointed to ArcelorMittal group management committee. It provides support to the CEO office and executive officers of ArcelorMittal. The management committee is a governing body of the company, which meets on a regular basis to discuss and adopt decisions on key issues. At present the group management committee comprises of 27 executives from business units and corporate functions of ArcelorMittal.
Paramjit Kahlon has over 20 years’ experience in the steel industry. Before his appointment as CEO of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in 2015, he has worked as chief operating officer (COO) at the plant. Before working as COO, he was deputy CEO (operations) of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. Before being appointed to this position he was the chief technology officer and general manager for the projects and strategy of the plant (2008-2010).
Paramjit Kahlon started his career at SMS Siemag (formerly known as Mannesmann Demag) in 1995 as project manager at one of the largest steel technology innovators and equipment suppliers worldwide. At the end of 2001 he moved to Danieli & C, Buttrio, Italy, where he was responsible for managing the installation and start-up of turnkey steel projects worldwide. He has installed and started-up many strategic steel projects for major steel producers in India, China, Taiwan, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Russia over the course of a decade.
He is a mechanical engineer, a graduate of Haryana State Institute of Engineering in India and holds an Executive Degree in Metallurgy along with a Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Engineering. (Ukrainian metal)