New CEO for KCI


On 4 June 2024, Mrs Nicole Nagel was appointed CEO of KCI Media Group, the multi-media company behind the globally recognised brands including Stainless Steel World, Valve World, Heat Exchanger World and Green Steel World. Nicole has been with KCI for 19 years and served as Group Director managing the company’s strategy since 2022.


She joined the company 2005 and has worked on major international accounts, serving as product and sales manager for the global brands. From 2012 to 2022 Nicole managed the company’s KCI office in Kleve, Germany, further building and expanding its team and customer base, as well as handling KCI’s India and Middle East business. Nicole takes over from Thijs Elshof who remains active in the company as group director.


KCI Media Group is a privately owned, media and event company with a strong focus on technology. The company has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada and Singapore. KCI specializes in delivering technology information for a variety of world-wide industries, such as steel, oil, gas, hydrogen, power generation, desalination, and food industries. KCI connects business-to-business professionals by building and sustaining global communities on technology and energy transition topics. The global customer base benefits from KCI’s online- and print media as well as conferences, exhibitions and trainings.

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