Head of Technology Strategy, CSN
José Noldin is the head of technology strategy at CSN INOVA, the innovation branch of Brazilian iron ore and steel producer Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN). In this capacity, he drives the medium- and long-term technological agenda of the company. He is also in charge of the CLIMA GROUP, a multi-disciplinary squad responsible for the strategy and execution of CSN’s decarbonization road map toward a low-CO2 future. Dr. Noldin holds a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an active member of AIST, playing a key role in the European Member Chapter. He holds several industry awards, including the Thomas Medal (Iron and Steel Society of the U.K., 2017), Ironmaker of the year (ABM, 2014) and a Presidential Citation from AIST (2015). He has many best paper awards for his contributions in the fields of iron ore, ironmaking and sustainability, with greater focus in CO2 abatement, new technologies, energy efficiency and raw material–related challenges.