Bernardo Velázquez Herreros, an ICAI Industrial Engineer, is the CEO of Acerinox and a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Since he joined Acerinox’s Marketing Department in 1990, Mr. Velázquez has risen through successive positions of increasing responsibility within the company, gaining in-depth experience in the international stainless steel trade.
On his return to Spain after a tenure in Mexico and Australia, he served in the roles of assistant managing director, chief information officer, and head of strategic planning. In 2007, he was named managing director, a position he held until his appointment as CEO in July 2010.
During his tenure at Acerinox, he has served on the boards of directors of Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd and Bahru Stainless SDN BHD, as chairman of both. He has also served as chairman of Acerinox Europa, S.A.U., Inoxcenter, S.L.U., World Stainless (International Stainless Steel Forum), and the EUROFER Stainless Steel Group, and as a member of the World Steel Executive Board.
He is currently chairman of North American Stainless and VDM Metals. He combines these roles with that of chairman of UNESID (the Spanish Association of Iron and Steel Companies), vice chair of the World Stainless Steel Forum (former ISSF), and board director of EUROFER (European Steel Association).
He is also a trustee of the A LA PAR Foundation and the SERES Foundation.