Joseph Kinsch, who led Arbed to become one of the world's largest steel producers, died on Thursday.

Joseph Kinsch has passed away - Report by Dany Rasqué (in Luxembourgish)

Joseph Kinsch was an emblematic figure of the steel industry in Luxembourg in the 1990s. He was the head of Arbed and played a key role in the foundation of Arcelor as he orchestrated the merger between Arbed, Aceralia (Spain) and Usinor (France).

Joseph Kinsch leaves behind a wife, two sons and two grandchildren.