CV of the members


Lakshmi N. Mittal

Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal. Mr. Mittal started his career in steel in 1976 by founding Ispat Indo, a company that is still held privately by the Mittal family. He founded Mittal Steel Company (formerly the LNM Group) in 1989 and guided its strategic development, culminating in the merger in 2006 with Arcelor, to form the world’s largest steelmaker. He is widely recognized for the leading role he has played in restructuring the steel industry towards a more consolidated and globalized model. Mr. Mittal is an active philanthropist and a member of various boards and trusts, including chairman of the boards of ArcelorMittal and Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the Foreign Investment Council in Kazakhstan, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and the World Steel Association’s Executive Committee. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic in the United States. Mr. Mittal began his career working in his family’s steelmaking business in India, and has over 35 years of experience working in steel and related industries. In addition to spearheading the steel industry’s consolidation, he championed the development of integrated mini-mills and the use of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) as a scrap substitute for steelmaking. Following the merger of Ispat International and LNM Holdings to form Mittal Steel in December 2004, with the simultaneous acquisition of International Steel Group, he led the formation of the world’s steel producer at the time.

In 2006, he orchestrated Mittal Steel and Arcelor’s merger to form ArcelorMittal. Mr. Mittal then led a successful integration of two large entities to firmly establish ArcelorMittal as one of the foremost industrial companies in the world. The company continues to be the largest and most global steel manufacturer. More recently, Mr. Mittal has been leading ArcelorMittal’s expansion of its mining business through significant brownfield and greenfield growth. In 1996, Mr. Mittal was awarded ‘Steelmaker of the Year’ by New Steel in the United States and in 1998 the ‘Willy Korf Steel Vision Award’ by World Steel Dynamics for outstanding vision, entrepreneurship, leadership and success in global steel development. He was named Fortune magazine’s ‘European Businessman of the Year 2004’. Mr. Mittal was awarded ‘Business Person of 2006’ by the Sunday Times, ‘International Newsmaker of the Year 2006’ by Time Magazine and ‘Person of the Year 2006’ by the Financial Times for his outstanding business achievements.

In January 2007, Mr. Mittal was presented with a Fellowship from King’s College London, the college’s highest award. He also received in 2007 the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award, the Grand Cross of Civil Merit from Spain and was named AIST Steelmaker of the year. In January 2008, Mr. Mittal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor, by the President of India. In September 2008, Mr. Mittal was chosen for the third ‘Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award’, which honors heroes of entrepreneurial capitalism and free enterprise. In October 2010, he was awarded World Steel Association’s medal in recognition of his services to the Association as its Chairman and also for his contribution to the sustainable development of the global steel industry. In January 2013, Mr. Mittal was awarded with a Doctor Honoris Causa by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. Mr. Mittal was born in Sadulpur in Rajasthan, India on June 15, 1950. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, India where he received a Bachelor of commerce degree. Mr. Mittal is married to Usha Mittal. They have a son, Aditya Mittal, and a daughter, Vanisha Mittal Bhatia. Mr. Mittal is a citizen of India.


Aditya Mittal

Mr. Aditya Mittal is the Group CFO and CEO Europe of ArcelorMittal. Prior to the merger that created ArcelorMittal, he was President and Chief Financial Officer of Mittal Steel Company. In that role, he initiated and led the company’s offer for Arcelor, creating the world’s first 100 million tonnes plus steel company. Mr. Aditya Mittal joined Mittal Steel in January 1997, holding various finance and management roles. In 1999, he was appointed Head of Mergers and Acquisitions.

In this position, he led the company’s acquisition strategy, resulting in Mittal Steel’s expansion into Central Europe, Africa and the United States. Subsequently he was also involved in post-integration, turnaround and improvement strategies regarding the acquired companies.  

In 2008, Mr. Aditya Mittal was named ‘European Business Leader of the Future’ by CNBC Europe, and was ranked fourth in Fortune magazine’s ‘40 under 40’ list in 2011.

Mr. Aditya Mittal is an active philanthropist with particular interests in child health. Together with his wife Megha, he is a significant supporter of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, having funded the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, which provides 240 beds, 6 operating theatres and more than 26,800 sq metres of state of the art clinical space. In India, the couple work closely with UNICEF, funding the first ever country-wide, statistically relevant survey into child nutrition, surveying in person more than 120,000 children and adolescents aged 0-19 years. The survey results will be used by the Government of India to inform relevant policy.  

Mr. Aditya Mittal is Chairman of India’s second largest refinery, Hindustan Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL), is a Board member at the Wharton School and a Board member at Iconiq Capital. He is also a trustee at Brookings Institute and an alumni of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader’s Programme. Mr. Aditya Mittal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with concentrations in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, United States. Mr. Aditya Mittal is a citizen of India.


Philippe Darmayan

Since January 1, 2015, Mr. Philippe Darmayan has been President of ArcelorMittal France. He is also President of the French Steel Federation (FFA) and President of the Group of French Industrial Federations (GFI). Mr. Philippe Darmayan spent his whole career in metallurgy (nuclear fuel, aluminum, carbon and stainless steel).

From 2011 to 2014, Mr Philippe Darmayan was Chief Executive Officer of Aperam after being Executive Vice President, member of ArcelorMittal's Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Distribution and Solutions (AMDS) from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Philippe Darmayan is a graduate of HEC Paris. Mr. Philippe Darmayan is a citizen of France.




Romain Bausch


Mr. Romain Bausch is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SES since January 2015. Mr. Bausch is a member of the Board of Directors of SES since April 2014. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of SES from July 2001 to April 2014. SES is a world-leading telecommunications satellite operator, with a global fleet of 54 geostationary satellites. SES holds participations in a number of satellite operators and satellite service provision companies.

Mr. Bausch is a member of the Board of Directors of non-publicly listed SES ASTRA and Vice-Chairman of the Board of non-publicly listed O3b Networks. He became the Director General and the Chairman of the Management Committee of SES in 1995, following a career in the Luxembourg civil service (Ministry of Finance). Previously, he occupied key positions in the banking, media and telecommunications sectors in Luxembourg.

Mr. Bausch is a member of the Board of Directors of non-publicly listed BIP Investment Partner and Compagnie Financière la luxembourgeoise. Mr. Bausch is also Chairman of the CNFP, the Luxembourg Independent Advisory Board for Public Finances. Mr. Bausch graduated with a degree in economics (specialization in business administration) from the University of Nancy and holds an honorary doctorate from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg. Mr. Bausch is a citizen of Luxembourg.


Joseph Greenwell


Mr. Joseph Greenwell has a career of 40 years in the motor industry and held senior roles in Jaguar Land Rover, Ford of Europe and Ford North America. Mr. Greenwell was appointed Chairman of Ford of Britain in 2009 and retired effective from this position end of April 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Greenwell was Vice President, Government Affairs, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group from 2005 to 2008 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar and Land Rover from 2003 to 2005. Previously, he was Vice President, Marketing, Ford North America, Vice President, Global Marketing and Operations and Vice President Global Product Promotions from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he was Vice President Communications and Public Affairs for Ford of Europe from 1999 to 2001 and held similar responsibilities for Jaguar Cars from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Greenwell began his career as a graduate trainee with British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1973. In recognition of his services to the automotive industry he was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2011.

In 2013 Mr. Greenwell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Automotive Investment organisation, a Government organisation in the UK focussed on attracting investment to the UK automotive industry. Mr. Greenwell is also Chairman of the RAC Foundation, a UK transport research charity, since 2013. Mr. Greenwell holds a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of East Anglia. Mr. Greenwell is a citizen of the United Kingdom.


Kathryn A. Matthews


Mrs. Kathryn A. Matthews has over thirty years of experience in the financial sector, with a focus on asset management, and has held senior management roles with Fidelity International Ltd, AXA Investment Managers, Santander Global Advisors Inc. and Baring Asset Management. Currently, Mrs Matthews is a nonexecutive director of publicly listed Rathbone Brothers Plc and JPMorgan Chinese Investment Trust Plc and Chairman of publicly listed Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc. Mrs. Matthews is also a non-executive director of non-publicly listed Hermes Fund Managers Ltd. Mrs. Matthews is also a member of the charitable non listed Board of Trustees for The Nuffield Trust and a member of the Council for the Duchy of Lancaster. Mrs. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Bristol University in Bristol, England. Mrs. Matthews is a citizen of the United Kingdom.



Laurence Mulliez


Mrs. Laurence Mulliez has 25 years of experience mostly in Profit&Loss roles in the oil, gas and chemical industries as well as renewables (solar and wind power). She was recently CEO of Eoxis from 2010 to 2013. Privately held Eoxis produced energy from renewable resources in Spain, Italy and India and was backed by a private equity firm, Platina Partners. Mrs. Laurence Mulliez was previously CEO of Castrol Industrial Lubricants and Services at BP from 2007 to 2009 and before that held various Managing Director level positions in BP, such as Vice President PTA (a Chemical business) across Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2004 to 2007 and before that Head of Strategy and Financial Planning globally for all of BP’s Gas, Power and Renewable Energy businesses. Mrs. Mulliez is currently the Chairman at Voltalia, a renewable-based electricity producer in four countries which is publicly listed on Euronext in Paris, and is also a Non Executive Director at publicly listed Green Investment Bank plc in the UK. Mrs. Mulliez holds a degree in business from the Ecole Supérieure de commerce de Rouen and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth, with a concentration in Finance and Strategy. Mrs. Mulliez is a citizen of France but has been living in London for the last 18 years.