KYIV - Shareholders of the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih mining and metallurgical plant (Dnipropetrovsk region) at their meeting on December 9 appointed Rinat Starkov to the post of director general. A well-informed source announced this to Ukrainian News. Starkov has been acting director general of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih since August 2, 2010.

Before, Starkov was a member of the board at Mondi Europe&International (Vienna, Austria), an integrated packaging and business paper producer, where he was responsible for the CIS markets, logistics and supplies, and before this he had chaired the board of directors at Mondi Business Paper Syktyvkar LPK, one of Russia's major paper and pulp manufacturers.

Starkov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, specialty International Economy, and also got an MBA degree at Clemson University, United States.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih mining and metallurgical plant in July 2010 dismissed Jean Jouet as director general. Jouet has worked as the director general of the enterprise since January 2008.

Mittal Steel Germany GmbH owning 95.1266% in the plant is part of the Arcelor Mittal international holding. Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih is Ukraine's biggest rolled steel producer specializing in long-length rolled steel production, in particular, the production of rod iron and fittings.

NOTE:  ArcelorMittal is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C.,