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Tata Steel appoints Kohler as MD, CEO for European biz


Tata Steel on Sunday announced the appointment of Karl-Ulrich Kohler as the managing director and chief executive officer of its European arm with effect from October 1, 2010.

“Kohler would replace Kirby Adams, who has decided to step down from his executive roles and return to Australia after successfully restructuring and restoring the company to profitability,” the company said in a statement.

“He will remain available for Tata Steel in an advisory capacity,” it added

The company said that Kohler, who is already a board member of Tata Steel Europe, will join the board of parent company Tata Steel Ltd later this year.

Commenting on Kirby’s contribution to the company, Tata Steel chairman Ratan Tata said, “In his time as Chief Executive of Tata Steel Europe, Kirby effected a major turnaround of the business, and he leaves the company very well placed for the future. “ [Read More]