Axel Eggert is nominated Director General of EUROFER on November 1, 2014. From 2007 to September 2014 Eggert was EUROFER's Director for Public Affairs and Communication and since 1st of October he is acting Director General.
Robrecht Himpe, President of EUROFER: "We are very pleased to nominate Axel for this important role. He has already shown a strong track in the EU steel federation. His engagement will be crucial for advocating the vital role that the EU steel industry plays in many strategic supply chains and in providing prosperity and opportunity for millions of people across Europe. Key to maintaining and growing this contribution will be achieving a robust, competitive policy framework in areas such as energy, climate and trade."
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The European Steel Association, EUROFER, represents almost 100 percent of EU steel production combining a turnover of €166 billion €uros and a share in the EU's GDP of 1.3 percent. More than 500 steel production and processing sites in 24 EU member states provide direct employment for 335 thousand highly skilled people and indirect employment for millions of European citizens.