GFG Alliance appoints Ana-Cristina Grohnert to Global Advisory Board

GFG Alliance, Leadership > 2nd March, 2021
Ana-Cristina Grohnert

Sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance has appointed Ana-Cristina Grohnert to its Global Advisory Board. Ana-Cristina joins 17 other experts across industry, politics, economics, and law, who give guidance on GFG Alliance’s strategy to transform industrial manufacturing and become carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30).

Ana-Cristina brings a wealth of experience in corporate transformation and HR strategy to GFG Alliance. She is the Chairperson of Charta der Vielfalt (Charta of Diversity), an organisation with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion as a business success factor, which represents over 3,500 companies and approximately 30% of all employees in Germany. In her previous role as Board Member for HR and Internal Services at Allianz Deutschland AG, she was responsible for regions representing 65,000 employees – half of the Allianz global workforce.

Beginning her career in banking and industry, Ana-Cristina combines strong expertise in finance and risk management with her track record of success in HR. As Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, she spearheaded purpose-driven transformation and HR strategy, in addition to supporting the restructuring of Financial Services clients. She has been named one of the most influential women in German business by The Manager Magazine and the Boston Consulting Group.

Sanjeev Gupta, GFG Alliance’s Executive Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ana-Cristina to GFG Alliance’s Global Advisory Board. The Board’s guidance will be instrumental as we continue our drive towards our CN30 commitments and deliver best practice in Environment, Social, and Governance. Ana-Cristina’s in-depth knowledge of driving change in complex global environments further enriches the Board’s world-leading industry expertise.”

Ana-Cristina Grohnert said: “GFG Alliance’s rapid international growth and its strategy for decarbonising industry are truly exciting. I’m looking forward greatly to working with GFG’s leadership and the Global Advisory Board on GFG’s next phase of growth and its commitment to Environment, Social and Governance.”

The full members of GFG Alliance’s Global Advisory Board are Mark Elborne (President of Board), Jon Bolton, Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton, Carwyn Jones, Alexander Downer, Anne Lange, Henri Proglio, Sigieri Diaz della Vittoria Pallavicini, Cristian Colteanu, Peter Stracar, Michael Setterdahl, Ray LaHood, Ray Horsburgh, Simon McKeon, Michael Morley, Professor Ross Garnaut, S J Mukhopadhaya, and Ana-Cristina Grohnert.


Andrew Mitchell, Head of Communications – UK GFG Alliance
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Note to the editors:
GFG Alliance is a collection of global businesses and investments owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family. The Alliance is structured into three core industrial pillars; LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group, independent of each other yet united through shared values and a purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society. GFG Alliance employs 35,000 people, across 12 countries and has revenues of USD $20bn. GFG Alliance is a leader in sustainable industry with a mission to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 (CN30).

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