Bernardo Velázquez

CEO, Acerinox S.A.

Bernardo Velázquez Herreros, an Industrial Engineer through ICAI, is the Acerinox CEO.

Since he joined the Marketing Department of Acerinox in 1990, he has risen through successive positions of responsibility within the company, gaining over 29 years’ experience in the international stainless steel trade.

On his return to Spain in 1998, following his experiences in Mexico and Australia, he took up the positions of Assistant Managing Director, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Planning Director. In 2007 he was named Managing Director, a position he held until his appointment as CEO in July 2010.

In addition, he was Chairman of Bahru Stainless (Malaysia) and Acerinox Europa S.A.U. (Spain) and he is currently Chairman of North American Stainless (USA) and UNESID (Spanish Association of Iron and Steel Companies) and Chairman of the ISSF, as well as a board member of World Steel (International Association of Steel Manufacturers).