Jeekel Robert-Jan

B2B Forum

Session 9: Decarbonisation of EU Steel industry

Head of European Union Institutional Affairs, ArcelorMittal

Robert Jan  Jeekel  is the Head of European Union Institutional Affairs for ArcelorMittal Europe. As such he is responsible for the priority policies for the company, including the ‘Fit For 55% package’. In this context he has been dealing with all relevant aspects, e.g. the ETS (benchmarks, allocations, etc), the carbon border adjustment, environmental & energy state aid rules, renewables, hydrogen & gas package, sustainable finance, circular material, CCUS legislation, and also recently regarding the energy emergency package.
Robert has been Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the European Steel sector since 2012 and represents ArcelorMittal towards the European Union Institutions, as well as within associations like BusinessEurope and ERT. Prior to this he was Director Energy & Climate Change for Eurometaux, the European federation of non-ferrous metals sector. Before that he held public affairs functions for Dutch and US industry. His professional aim is for European legislation to be leading to the optimal development of European industry and value chains. Robert was born in 1967, is of Dutch nationality and has a degree on Management of International Organisations and Relations of the Rijks Universiteit Groningen, Netherlands & on Business Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.