Ian Christmas, Director General of the World Steel Association, was given the Willy Korf/Ken Iverson Steel Vision Award at the 25th Steel Success Strategies Conference in New York.

The award recognises the contribution of Mr Christmas over the past 12 years in bringing steelmakers together from around the world to address the issues of sustainability, safety and the promotion of new applications for steel.

Previously the award has been given to Lakshmi Mittal of ArcelorMittal, Sajjan Jindal of JSW Steel, Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter of Gerdau, Madam Xie Qihua of Baosteel and Dr Irani of Tata Steel.