Hans van den Berg is chairman of the Board of Directors of Tata Steel Netherlands. Producing steel in a sustainable way is vital to the future of this company. To make that happen, hydrogen became the technology of choice under Hans’ leadership. Digitalisation is also high up on his investment agenda.
To Hans, the Amsterdam Economic Board is a diverse and dynamic network for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area – a region in which the IJmuiden steel plant plays an important role. With the major energy transition ahead and Tata Steel’s desire to reduce emissions in the short term, the Amsterdam Economic Board is a sounding board for many relevant themes. The transition to the hydrogen economy, communications with stakeholders and the pursuit of broad social welfare are a few examples.
“In our efforts to bring the ‘outside world inside the company’, the Amsterdam Economic Board plays a crucial role.”