INTERVIEW: ‘I believe AK Steel is a diamond in the rough’ - Lourenco Goncalves

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 08 June 2020

Battle tested, hard-nosed, and, at times, known to be very blunt, the top executive of the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the US has been called many things in an almost 40-year career spent from one end of the steel supply chain to the other. Fearful is not one of them.

Lourenco Goncalves, Cleveland-Cliffs’ chairman, president and chief executive told Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin about the company’s plan in a recent interview.

Goncalves admits to harboring growing concerns earlier this year over the spread of Covid-19 and the ramifications of the global pandemic not only on Cleveland-Cliffs Inc’s traditional iron ore...

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