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Matthew has over 20 years of experience working in both consulting and the global steel industry.

Prior to joining CRU in 2016, Matthew held a number of senior management positions within Tata Steel in Europe and its predecessor companies. These included Strategy Director for the Long Products Division and more recently Head of Portfolio Development. Matthew also spent five years living and working in Paris whilst working within the then Corus Rail business unit. 

Since joining CRU as Head of Steel and Steel Raw Materials Consulting, he has led assignments across the global steel value chain for a number of leading international steel companies, including a major study of Chinese mill competitiveness and export strategies.

Matthew has a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from Loughborough University and a post-graduate diploma in Manufacturing and Management from Cambridge University. He holds an MBA from the ENPC School of International Business, Paris.

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Understanding the Chinese steel market at a provincial level to help our client form an investment thesis

The client, a US based private equity firm, was in the process of setting up a fund to invest in the Chinese steel industry. CRU Consulting was engaged to undertake a...

By Matthew Poole 13 October 2017