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Bernardo Velázquez Herreros

Bernardo Velázquez Herreros, an Industrial Engineer through ICAI, is the Acerinox CEO and member of the Executive Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

Since he joined the Marketing Department of Acerinox in 1990, he has risen through successive positions of growing responsibility within the company, gaining in-depth experience in the international stainless steel trade. He was also President of Acerinox Europa, S.A.U. from 2011 to 2020. 

On his return to Spain in 2005, 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 is Chairman of North American Stainless (USA). He is also Chairman of UNESID (Spanish Association of Iron and Steel Companies), Chairman of the  International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), as well as a board member of World Steel (International Association of Steel Manufacturers). He was also Chairman of the Stainless Steel Eurofer's Group. 


  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2010, re-elected in 2014, 2018 and 2022. CEO since 2010. Owner of 59,192 shares (31 December 2022).
  • Executive Director