18 September 2017

Aperam appoints Ines Kolmsee as CEO Services & Solutions


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Luxembourg September 18, 2017 - Aperam announces today that Ines Kolmsee is appointed Chief Executive Officer of its Services & Solutions1 segment effective October 1, 2017. Ines will be a Member of Aperam’s Leadership Team and will report to Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam.

Ines Kolmsee (47 years), has a deep industry experience (Steel and Energy) which she gained when holding various international leadership roles. Throughout her career she occupied various roles at top management level in the areas of Finance and Technology and worked as CEO. Between 2004 and 2014 Ines Kolmsee was CEO of SKW Stahl Metallurgie, a global supplier of chemical products for the steel industry. Ines was then CTO and Member of the Board of EWE AG, one of the largest utility companies in Germany with more than 9,000 employees and sales of 7.6 billion Euro in 2016.

Ines holds an MBA (INSEAD), a Master Degree in Process and Energy Engineering (Technical University of Berlin, Germany) and a degree in Industrial Engineering (Ingenieur Civile des Mines, Ecole des Mines, St Etienne, France). She is also co-founder of the technology startup Smart Hydropower and has successfully built up the company as a Board member. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Umicore since 2011 and of Suez since 2014.

Message from Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam:

“I welcome Ines to our Leadership Team and I am convinced that her  extensive expertise in international industrial environments will further strengthen Aperam’s strong end user focus with the objective to always deliver the best stainless steel products and solutions to our customers.”


About Aperam

Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. The business is organised in three primary operating segments: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties.

Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat Stainless and Electrical steel capacity in Brazil and Europe and is a leader in high value specialty products. Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty from low cost biomass (charcoal). Its industrial network is concentrated in six production facilities located in Brazil, Belgium and France.

In 2016, Aperam had sales of USD 4.3 billion and steel shipments of 1.92 million tonnes.

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 1 Please refer to www.aperam.com, section Services & Solutions for additional information regarding this division.