Our Leadership
  • Mr. Charlie EliasChairman

  • Mr. Rajeev SinghalDirector
  • Ms. Samita ShahDirector
  • Mr. Riten ChoudhuryManaging Director
  • Ms. Gretta StephensDirector
Mr. Sharbel R (Charlie) Elias (BA Acc, ACA, AICD) is currently CEO of BlueScope Building Asia (India, China & ASEAN) and North America operating in over 12 countries including; China, India, US, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore with revenues of $3bn and 6,000 employees and contractors. He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian joint venture with Tata Steel and CEO & Board Member of the joint venture with Nippon Steel in ASEAN.
Mr. Elias joined BlueScope as the Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in March 2008 and member of the Executive Leadership Team. He is responsible for mergers & acquisitions, finance, treasury, taxation, investor relations, investments.
During the global financial crisis, he was responsible for implementing financial strategies to steer BlueScope through the most difficult period ever experienced in the global steel industry. These included several successful debt restructures and equity raisings and the establishment of the coated products joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation in 2012. As a CFO, he represented BlueScope on a number of the joint venture boards including the NS BlueScope JV with NSSMC, the TBSPL JV with Tata, the Northstar JV with Cargill and the CASTRIP JV with Nucor.
With the Company’s return to a more stable financial position and more recently return to investment grade rating, he has overseen a number of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, the most recent being the move to full ownership of North Star BlueScope Steel in Delta, Ohio through a $1bn acquisition of the remaining 50%.
Mr. Elias was previously the CFO and Director for Linfox Logistics, one of Asia Pacific’s largest supply chain and logistics companies, operating in over 12 countries in Asia where he gained a strong track record in mergers and acquisitions and business restructures. Prior to that he was CFO and Head of Strategy and Business Development for TXU (Texas Utilities) Australia which included experience in the US. Having successfully advised TXU in over $4bn in acquisitions in Australia and later selling the Australian business for over $5.1bn.
Mr. Elias began his career with Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the area of mergers & acquisitions and corporate turnarounds. He specialized in energy reforms and M&A in Australia, Asia, US and Turkey. He has advised both private and Government sectors in transactions in the tens of billions of dollars. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a graduate of the University of South Australia and has undertaken executive study at IMD in Switzerland.

  • Mr. Sudam MaitraIndependent Director
  • Mr. Venkat IyerIndependent Director
  • Ms. Debra CounsellDirector

  • Mr. Charlie EliasChairman
  • Mr. Sharbel R (Charlie) Elias (BA Acc, ACA, AICD) is currently CEO of BlueScope Building Asia (India, China & ASEAN) and North America operating in over 12 countries including; China, India, US, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore with revenues of $3bn and 6,000 employees and contractors. He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian joint venture with Tata Steel and CEO & Board Member of the joint venture with Nippon Steel in ASEAN.
    Mr. Elias joined BlueScope as the Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in March 2008 and member of the Executive Leadership Team. He is responsible for mergers & acquisitions, finance, treasury, taxation, investor relations, investments.
    During the global financial crisis, he was responsible for implementing financial strategies to steer BlueScope through the most difficult period ever experienced in the global steel industry. These included several successful debt restructures and equity raisings and the establishment of the coated products joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation in 2012. As a CFO, he represented BlueScope on a number of the joint venture boards including the NS BlueScope JV with NSSMC, the TBSPL JV with Tata, the Northstar JV with Cargill and the CASTRIP JV with Nucor.
    With the Company’s return to a more stable financial position and more recently return to investment grade rating, he has overseen a number of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, the most recent being the move to full ownership of North Star BlueScope Steel in Delta, Ohio through a $1bn acquisition of the remaining 50%.
    Mr. Elias was previously the CFO and Director for Linfox Logistics, one of Asia Pacific's largest supply chain and logistics companies, operating in over 12 countries in Asia where he gained a strong track record in mergers and acquisitions and business restructures. Prior to that he was CFO and Head of Strategy and Business Development for TXU (Texas Utilities) Australia which included experience in the US. Having successfully advised TXU in over $4bn in acquisitions in Australia and later selling the Australian business for over $5.1bn.
    Mr. Elias began his career with Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the area of mergers & acquisitions and corporate turnarounds. He specialized in energy reforms and M&A in Australia, Asia, US and Turkey. He has advised both private and Government sectors in transactions in the tens of billions of dollars. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a graduate of the University of South Australia and has undertaken executive study at IMD in Switzerland.

  • Mr. Rajeev SinghalDirector
  • Ms. Samita ShahDirector
  • Mr. Riten ChoudhuryManaging Director
  • Ms. Gretta StephensDirector
  • Mr. Sudam MaitraIndependent Director
  • Mr. Venkat IyerIndependent Director
  • Ms. Debra CounsellDirector