EUROFER change in Management

Axel Eggert nominated Director General

In the context of the appointment of a new European Commission and the election of a new European Parliament, EUROFER has decided on a transition to a new leadership. Gordon Moffat, current Director General is leaving the association.

Axel Eggert, current Director Public Affairs at the European Steel Association EUROFER, will assume the leadership on 1 October 2014. He has been nominated ad interim EUROFER Director General.

In 1998 Axel Eggert joined the Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate in Brussels. From 1999 to 2007 he was head of office of a Member of the European Parliament, with focus on the Committee on Environment, Health and Food Safety. Since 2007 he is Director of Public Affairs, between 2007 and 2014 he was also in charge of energy and communications affairs.

Robrecht Himpe, EUROFER President thanks Gordon Moffat for his “strong leadership”. “Gordon Moffat has been with EUROFER for 27 years, 8 of them as Director General. He has provided strong leadership in a very challenging policy environment and we thank him for his contribution to EUROFER and to the European Steel Industry particularly in the post-2007 period."


Contact: Barbara Herbst, Communications manager. +32 2 73879 32. b.herbst@eurofer.be.

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