ArcelorMittal Ostrava is a leader in the steel- and iron-making industry. It sells its products to more than 40 countries in Europe and around the world and, with its subsidiaries, employs more than 7,500 people.

Tapas Rajderkar was appointed to the role of CEO in 2011. He has had experience in a variety of functions within the business including chairman of the board—which he still holds—general manager, global marketing and sales, and financial controller.

Tapas studied a Master of Business Administration, specialising in finance and general management, and chartered accountancy in India before he moved to Europe in 2002 and joined the ArcelorMittal Group. Prior to that he had worked in a finance role with Indian publisher The Times Group and as CFO of Foil & Packaging Division of Indian Aluminium, a subsidiary of Alcan Aluminium Canada.