Head of Marketing
Huib Simon (1975) leads the marketing activities of Tata Steel in Europe for the Engineering market sector. Customers in this sector are active in diverse markets like construction and mining equipment, agricultural machines and machine parts, trucks and trailers but also radiators, white goods and steel service centres. Supply is global but predominantly into Europe, UK and the Americas. Thanks to plant investments and R&D, our offer to these customers is developing at a fast pace which allows us to grow and extend mutually beneficial business relationships. Keeping an eye on exciting future trends in mobility, sustainability and digitisation means we’re working on new concepts like for example the Hyperloop, together with a university start-up.
Born in the Netherlands, Huib holds an MSc in Polymer Chemistry from Groningen University and an MBA from Warwick Business School. In 1998 he joined the steel industry as a researcher at the R&D department of what was then Koninklijke Hoogovens. Since then he has worked in the same organisation in various management positions across product development, marketing, strategy and business planning. Throughout this period he managed international teams on complex challenges.