Mr. Sanjay Sharma - BE (H) from IIT Roorkee | NAMTECH Board Member
Mr. Sanjay Sharma

Mr. Sanjay Sharma

Mr. Sanjay Sharma, a distinguished professional with over two decades of experience in the steel industry, currently holds the position of Vice President at ArcelorMittal, a role he has seamlessly transitioned through various leadership positions in multiple countries. His remarkable journey is characterized by a dedication to excellence and a commitment to furthering the organization’s global footprint.

As the CEO of ArcelorMittal China and Vice President of Business Development for South East Asia and India, Mr. Sharma is pivotal in steering the company’s strategic direction in these crucial regions. His leadership extends to serving on the boards of various business entities and joint ventures associated with ArcelorMittal. In 2019, he was appointed to the board of China Oriental, one of the largest joint ventures in the Chinese steel industry. These responsibilities underscore his multifaceted approach to global leadership.

One of the most significant milestones in Mr. Sharma’s career was his role as the CEO of ArcelorMittal China and India. In this capacity, he played an integral role in establishing a substantial industrial presence for ArcelorMittal in India, a feat achieved through the acquisition of Essar Steel, now known as AM/NS India. His contributions were instrumental in shaping the company’s growth in this critical market.

Mr. Sharma’s journey with ArcelorMittal began in 2001 when he was part of the core committee responsible for establishing ArcelorMittal’s operations in China. Over the years, he has assumed multiple leadership roles, including the Chief Executive Officer of VAMA and the Chief Operating Officer at Hunan Valin Steel. His leadership at Hunan Valin Steel showcased his ability to oversee crucial operations within the company.

Prior to his role at Hunan Valin Steel, Mr. Sharma served as the General Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) within ArcelorMittal’s corporate team. This role highlighted his strategic acumen and expertise in corporate development, adding another dimension to his career.

Before joining ArcelorMittal, Mr. Sharma had a preeminent tenure with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. His role at McKinsey & Company underlined his expertise in providing strategic guidance to a diverse portfolio of clients.

Furthermore, Mr. Sharma’s early professional journey included a role with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), where he garnered valuable experience in the steel industry.

In addition to his professional roles, Mr. Sharma is recognized for his thought leadership. He is a regular speaker at prominent forums on behalf of ArcelorMittal, such as the World Economic Forum. His contributions to business case studies have been published by esteemed institutions like INSEAD and Cambridge University.

Mr. Sharma’s academic foundation is anchored in his educational achievements, including an MBA from INSEAD in France and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. Additionally, he is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

In conclusion, Mr. Sanjay Sharma’s distinguished career within ArcelorMittal, marked by multifaceted leadership and a commitment to global expansion, positions him as a prominent figure in the steel industry. His extensive contributions underscore his enduring dedication to the organization’s growth and global footprint.

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