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Kalin Rusev, Director
I have 15 years experience in commodities and emerging markets. I spent 2 years in Platts as commercial director of metals integrating and restructuring the newly acquired SBB company. At SBB I spent 8 years as commercial director in metals; starting from scratch I built a global team of 30 sales in 7 offices that doubled revenue every 2 years. Prior to that I spent 5 years in product management of emerging market information services.
Paul Mullins, Director
I am an international leader with 25 years’ experience in general management, strategic alliances and finance gained in a multi-cultural environment. Most recently I was General Manager of SBB Asia responsible for delivery of company strategy across Asia with a team of 60 staff in 5 countries. Previously I was a Commercial Director and a Strategic Alliances professional for blue chip companies in the payments industry. I speak fluent French and conversational Mandarin.
Caroline Macmillan, Director
I'm a passionate marketing professional with 10 years experience working across B2B and B2C sectors. I worked for 7 years at SBB Group, and spent the last 2 years as the global head of marketing. More recently, I joined the Reed Exhibitions team and headed up the marketing for the Upstream Oil and Gas portfolio of exhibitions and conferences.
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Kevin Napier, Editor
A metallurgist, I have worked in the steel industry since 1976, initially in production and technical areas and then in international sales and marketing management. From 2005 I worked in a variety of roles for SBB in online publishing and information provision based in the UK, China and the Middle East. The opportunity to join the guys at Kallanish to assist in adding further value to the industry which has given me my living for so long was therefore too good to miss. Steel is therefore something of a passion for me, my other passions being soccer and a lifelong supporter of Doncaster Rovers (who rather appropriately now appear to be going in “One Direction”, albeit the wrong one).
Rick Stouffer, Editor
I've joined the company as North America Energy Editor for KallanishEnergy. I have been covering energy-related topics for more than two decades, with an emphasis on oiland natural gas in the last 10 years. I was one of the first journalists to cover what has become one of the biggest energy stories in the last 30 years: the Marcellus Shale play in the U.S.’s Appalachian Basin. During my career, I also have covered the coal, nuclear and renewable energy industries for business publications, weekly business and daily newspapers, and Internet-only publications. I'm based in the center of the Marcellus Shale play: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Adam Smith, Editor - MENA
Having graduated from university in England’s steel city of Sheffield, I seemed destined to end up in a career related to the steel industry. I started with Steel Business Briefing in 2008 by reporting on the Central and Eastern European steel market, attending various industry conferences and interviewing numerous company executives in the region. In 2011 I moved to Dubai to head SBB’s editorial coverage of the Middle Eastern and Turkish markets from the newly-opened Dubai office. Now, three years on, I’m delighted to join Kallanish, to contribute my experience of the vibrant and fast-growing Middle Eastern and Turkish steel markets to the comprehensive global industry coverage provided by our team.
Dan Hilliard, Editor North America
I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - the birthplace of the US steel industry - and I got my start in the industry in 2009 with the original Steel Business Briefing. Prior to that, I covered police and military affairs in Beaufort, South Carolina, and spot news for the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA. As part of the North American Kallanish team, I cover flats, tubular products and specialty steel products. My wife and I are in the process of clearing a 13-acre parcel on the outskirts of the city for horse pasture and a pumpkin patch. When I’m not cutting brush or tinkering with our tractors, I enjoy fishing, writing speculative fiction and exploring our local trails.
Tomas Gutierrez, Editor Asia
I'm the Asia editor and am producing editorial content on Asia with a focus on China. I am based in Shanghai, where I have lived and worked for the last two and a half years and can speak mandarin as well as English and Spanish. I have also spent some three years in Beijing studying and working. Previously I worked at Steel Business Briefing which I joined shortly after graduating with a masters in Asian politics from SOAS in London.
Emanuele Norsa, Editor Southern Europe
After training as a journalist in Italy, I started covering the steel market back in 2010 when I joined SBB in London. In 2014 I became managing editor for the EMEA steel market for Platts and have increased since my presence at global conferences and in international TV channels as speaker and commentator. I speak five languages and love art as much as steel.
Natalia Capra, Journalist
I have over 10 years experience in mainstream, financial and business journalism. I spent 3 years at SBB covering the Italian, South African and North African steel and raw material markets. I joined Kallanish Commodities in 2015 where I look after pricing analysis for all carbon and stainless steel products, hot briquetted iron, pig iron, scrap, coking coal and iron ore for Western European markets. I also report on investments, M&A, financial results and EU trade data. I speak English, Italian and French.
Yurkie Ali, Journalist
I cover the Turkish steel market at Kallanish. I have seven years experience writing news and overviews on financial, business, economic issues from different geographies. Prior to joining the Kallanish team in April 2015, I monitored the developments in the Turkish economy and the renewable energy industry in EMEA for an emerging markets-focused business news and market intelligence provider. My educational background includes degrees in International Economics, Slavic Philology, and Applied Linguistics.
Christian Koehl, Journalist
A steel journalist for some 15 years, I started off with American Metal Market, and later moved on to join the budding Steel Business Briefing, where I spent seven years as correspondent for the German-lingo countries. True to its slogan, SBB was “closest” to the steel industry, and had the most committed team to work with. As time went by, most of us SBBers are now the team that makes up Kallanish. And, may I say, in my case the address hasn’t even changed, you’ll still find me in Cologne.
Gabriela Farhangi, Journalist
I joined Kallanish as South America and Europe Energy Journalist, based in Manchester, UK. Prior to reporting on the oil & gas industry, I covered the steel and raw materials markets in Latin America for Steel Business Briefing in Brazil - with most of my commodities' reporting experience focused on the Brazilian iron ore sector. I graduated in Journalism and have a British Master's degree in International Business Management and Marketing. I'm a new mum whose work career also includes having worked as a press officer, public relations and marketing & business development manager. I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Bob Downing, Journalist
I am a veteran Ohio newspaper reporter and editor and for the last 25 years, I have covered the environment and have won numerous awards for my stories. I also write a continuing outdoorsy Sunday travel column. I started covering the Utica Shale boom in Ohio in mid-2010 and later started writing the Akron Beacon Journal's well-read and respected Utica Shale blog. The blog gets nearly 300,000 pageviews per year. My work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Down River magazine, Women's World, Cleveland magazine, Ohio magazine and Rubber World magazine. I attended Northwestern University (Evanton, Ill.) and graduated from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio).
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Susann Thier, Sales Manager
As a Berlin-based Sales Manager I'm the first point of contact for our readers and workshop attendees from Austria, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Also I'm responsible for the requirements for most of the blue-chip company accounts. Before I came back from maternity leave I spent 2 years within the B2B-conference industry for Automotive, Aircraft and Finance. Previously, from 2008 - 2011 I was part of the true team of Steel Business Briefing, London. 2007 I graduated with a masters in Cultural Sciences and Journalism. I speak German, Spanish and English. Steel will be always a fascination for me, finding it in most tiniest instruments or in skyscraping giants in our daily world.
Linda Fang, Sales Manager
I joined Kallanish Commodities in Sept 2014 and am based in Singapore as a sales manager. Prior to that, I was working with Platts (3 years) and SBB (7.5 years), as sales manager too. Before joining the steel industry, I was in the financial industry. During my spare time, I swim, read or try to cook.
Chris Merrett, Sales Manager
After graduating from the University of Surrey with a 2:1 in English Literature with CreativeWriting, I worked in a variety of roles: from retail, to teaching, to research. Now I’m looking to help drive forward the company growth at Kallanish as a member of the sales team. Though I may not have the most logical background to work in steel, I’m eager to learn and flourish in this industry. My hobbies include hosting quizzes and bouldering, however I love nothing more than writing short stories in my spare time.
Milcho Milchev, Sales Manager
I joined Kallanish in the beginning of 2016 and I am looking after the Middle East and Eastern European markets. Also in 2016 I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. My goal is to grow professionally side by side with the company and provide the best service I am capable of. I read a lot of business books, I am always open to new, better ways to do things and I am looking forward to establishing win-win relationships with the customers in my territory.
Iban Redondo-Pares, Sales Manager
Iban Redondo Parés studied Business at Deusto University in Spain, doing an internship at UCLAN University in Preston (UK). After that he worked for British Airways in the sales department, joining Steel Business Briefing in 2006. He worked in the sales department and was promoted several times until 2011, when he decided to move back to Spain and continue his History of Art studies doing a Masters and PhD which is due to be read soon. Now he has joined Kallanish Commodities and handles several countries in Europe and Latin America.
Louise Krier, Accounts
I am a part-time financial executive at Kallanish Commodities. Prior to joining Kallanish I worked at Steel Business Briefing for 5 years which was then acquired by Platts, a division of McGraw Hill. Additionally, I used to work as an office manager for an exotic plant nursery based in south west London. In the small amount of spare time I have I enjoy playing piano, listening to music and going to gigs whenever I get the opportunity. I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to work with Kallanish and such a great team.
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