Gunilla Saltin to join Tata Steel Nederland as Managing Director Downstream business and Board Member


Tata Steel Nederland has appointed Gunilla Saltin as Managing Director of the company’s Downstream business and a Member of the Board of Management, effective from November 1st, 2023. She is taking over this role from Tom Eussen, who became Managing Director Tata Steel IJmuiden in October 2022.

With Gunilla’s appointment, Tata Steel Nederland’s Board of Management expands to four members and consists of Hans van den Berg (CEO), Martijn Plaum (CFO), Tom Eussen (Tata Steel IJmuiden), and Gunilla Saltin (Downstream). 

Commenting on the appointment, T.V. Narendran, CEO & Managing Director Tata Steel Limited and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tata Steel Nederland, said: “We are pleased to welcome Gunilla to our company. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role and we’re confident that her perspectives will help to further improve our business performance and achieve our ambition to become the green steel company of choice for our employees and our customers.” 

Gunilla, a Swedish national, started her career in R&D engineering at STFI (now part of RISE) in 1988, after which she joined Modo Paper. She has held various leadership positions during her career at Södra Cell, one of the world’s largest pulp producers until mid-2019. She then joined Mondi, a packaging and paper company headquartered in Austria, as Group Technical & Sustainability Director. Currently, Gunilla serves as the CEO of Mondi's Uncoated Fine Paper business. 

Gunilla has an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho in the United States, and an Executive MBA the Stockholm School of Economics.