Karl-Ulrich Kohler is new CEO of Corus

Karl-Ulrich Kohler is new CEO of Corus

Mumbai: Corus Group Ltd, the European arm of Tata Steel Ltd, has appointed Karl-Ulrich Kohler its chief operating officer from 1 February.

Kohler was until recently chairman of the executive board of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, the holding company for the steel operations of the Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG.

“Kohler succeeds Rauke Henstra, who held the position until his retirement last year. He will report to Kirby Adams, managing director and CEO of Tata Steel Europe," Tata Steel said in a filing to BSE.

Tata Steel had acquired Anglo-Dutch steel maker Corus in 2007. According to the filing, Kohler, 53, would be based at Ijmuiden in the Netherlands.

“This appointment demonstrates Tata Steel’s ambition to further enhance its European business, as well as the determination of this management team to emerge from the financial crisis in a strong and highly competitive position," Adams said.