Vice President – Strategy & Business Development (Upstream)
Primetals Technologies, a part of MHI Group
With over 25 years of experience in the metallurgical industry, Shibu K. John is responsible for Strategy & Business Development for the Upstream business of Primetals Technologies, which covers iron ore agglomeration to production of long rolled steel and hot rolled steel in ESP.
Shibu is focused on developing solutions for decarbonization of the steel industry and has been heading the team for setting up the first pilot HYFOR plant in Austria, which is aimed to use Hydrogen to produce emission free direct reduced iron.
Prior to his current position, he was responsible for the business of Smelting and Direct Reduction and implemented number of innovative metallurgical projects in the field of Finex and Midrex direct reduction plants in Korea, USA, Russia and India.