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Edwin Basson

Director General
World Steel Association

Edwin Basson received his PhD in economics from Pretoria University. He taught economics at the same university from 1984 to 1990. After a few years in the banking industry, he joined the steel industry in 1994 as Chief Economist at Iscor Ltd. In 1996 he became Business Units Manager for coated steel products and flat steel products. He later headed Strategic Initiatives at the company. Edwin joined Mittal Steel (now ArcelorMittal) in 2004 as a General Manager responsible for Marketing Strategy. He then headed Commercial Research and Market Segmentation. From 2006 until he joined worldsteel, he was Vice President, Commercial Co-ordination, Marketing and Trade Policy at ArcelorMittal. Edwin joined World Steel Association in August 2011 as Director General.

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