HYBRIT Development AB, which is owned by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, appoints Eva Vitell as the new Managing Director. In her new role, Eva will drive development work during an intensive period, develop the organization and ensure the ambitious schedule for HYBRIT remains on track.
Eva Vitell joins HYBRIT Development from Vattenfall Electricity Distribution, where she today is responsible for Customers and Market.
”I’m really pleased and excited. Having a chance to be involved in revolutionizing the steel industry and contribute to the transition to being fossil-free with highly skilled and motivated colleagues is in every sense a fantastic opportunity,” says Eva Vitell.
”Eva’s sound experience and ability to combine technological development, business development, economic and ecological sustainability will greatly contribute to the development of HYBRIT. Her strong drive, leadership skills and long experience in the energy sector will be a great asset,” says Martin Pei, CTO at SSAB and chairman of HYBRIT Development.
Eva Vitell will take up her new position on February 1, 2020.
Eva Vitell is currently head of Customer and Market at Vattenfall Distribution and has previously been head of Vattenfall’s Swedish wind power development and head of environment Vattenfall´s Nordic operations. She has an MSc in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics.
More about HYBRIT:
Hybrit Development is a joint venture between the steel manufacturer SSAB, the mining company LKAB and the energy company Vattenfall. The objective of the joint-venture is to develop the world’s first fossil-free, ore-based steelmaking process. The project started during the spring of 2016 and the goal is to have an industrial process in place by 2035. The byproduct of using fossil-free electricity and hydrogen in steelmaking, instead of coke and coal, will be water instead of carbon dioxide. The initiative has the potential to reduce Sweden’s total carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent. The HYBRIT initiative has been granted financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency. www.hybritdevelopment.com