Paul de Vries
General Manager
Tata Steel


Paul de Vries (1968, Amsterdam) is general manager process development strip at Tata Steel in the Netherlands. He manages a technology department that carries out agile projects to improve the quality of the steel products, the reliability of the plants and the process capabilities. Paul de Vries studied physics, mathematics and sociology. In previous roles he worked on raw materials, aluminium recycling & purification, surface defect prevention in steel, and several customer-focused IT projects. Since 2009 he has been general manager at Tata Steel. He initiated the Hyperloop project at Tata Steel in 2017. Paul de Vries is an inventor of 16 patents in steel, aluminium and hyperloop technology.