On 1st of October 2009, Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman and CEO of the Managing Board of the Austrian steelmaker voestalpine AG, took over the presidency of EUROFER. He was elected unanimously by the Board and General Assembly of EUROFER succeeding Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG.
Born in 1952, Eder studied law at the University of Salzburg, where he received his doctorate in 1976. In 1978, he joined voestalpine to build up a new department “Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions”. His career within the company led to his appointment as a Member of the Managing Board in 1995. In 2001, Eder became Deputy Chairman of voestalpine AG and its chairman and CEO in 2004.
voestalpine AG employs 41,000 people worldwide and generates a turnover of more than 11 billion Euros per year producing 6.8 million tonnes of steel.