Royal Canadian Steel Inc.

Forging Excellence, Building Tomorrow

Associated Companies

Who We Are

We are a leading steel service center and a global steel export house in North America. 

The leading processor, supplier, and exporter of steel through a portfolio of market-leading associate companies including:

Complete steel processing solutions

Manufacturer and supplier of premium quality steel tubes catering to the diverse needs of our clients

Our Foundation

From humble beginnings in 1990, Royal Canadian Steel Inc. following the vision of the Jessani Family has established itself as one of the leading carbon flat-rolled steel service center and a global export house in North America.

Since its inception, Royal Canadian Steel Inc. has continually grown and diversified both organically as well as through acquisitions. Started with a small team, Royal Canadian Steel Inc. has become the value-added processor and distributor of choice for all your steel requirements.

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Who We Serve

People are at the core of everything we do. 

Our strength is diversity – by providing people across various industries with quality steel.

Our people include all our stakeholders, our clients, our team, our vendors, and everyone associated in making Royal Canadian Steel Inc. a trusted partner to work with.

Our core values serve as our pillars, helping us actualize our vision and mission.

Our Vision

To be the preferred partner for Steel processing products supporting diverse industrial applications.

Our Mission

People First Culture

To grow by enabling and empowering all our stakeholders to deliver excellence across all touchpoints.

Our Values

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Safety First

The safety and well being of our people drives our success; we make their lives better by integrating empathy into the decisions we make

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Integrity & Trust

Integrity, accountability, and responsibility are at the core of our relationship with all our stakeholders.

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EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

By embracing technology, we are continuously raising the bar to expand the art of the possible.
We believe in constantly innovating ourselves to achieve great results.

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LEARN & GROW

It is a progressive journey of learning as we serve more communities, increasing our relevance and fostering growth

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TRANSPARENCY

We have built a culture which values transparency and collaboration with all our stakeholders.
To be upfront and stay true to our values

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BELONG & INSPIRE

We are deeply invested in the goals of our clients, our people, and their individual ambitions.
We support their causes, drive impact and inspire growth.

Our Team

We, at RSCI, are a team of high-performing individuals a.k.a. ‘ACES’ who businesses to achieve their current and future objectives. We specialize in providing customized steel solutions for large turn-key projects.  We simplify complex tasks by applying modern technology and cost-efficient methods, and our brand represents integrity, wisdom, and courage.

RSCI is an Awesome, Confident, Enthusiastic, and Supportive partner in helping clients become high-performing businesses.

Our Leadership

Our team are versatile and skilled, guiding the company towards longevity and the success of our partners. The MC collaborates to execute RCSI’s strategic objectives and maximize the numerous opportunities available. Their collective efforts yield impressive outcomes and always prioritize our people.

We recognize that our employees are the foundation of our success and footprint in the global market.

RCSI's Ownership

Bahadur Ali Jessani

Group Founder -
Royal Canadian Steel

Feroz Ali Jessani

Group President -
Royal Canadian Steel Inc.

Karim Jessani

Group Vice President -
Royal Canadian Steel Inc.

Anwar Jessani

Group Vice President –
Overseas Operations

RCSI's Executive Committee

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David Casimer

Chief People Officer

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John Roitzsch

Plant Manager & Controller at ITPI

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Sadiq Merchant

Chief Financial Officer - RCSI

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Salman Malik

General Manager – Corporate Governance and Business Development.

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Andrea Fonseca

Exports Manager

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Anthoinette Rebello

Senior Accountant

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Aziz Lalani

Logistics Manager – Inbound

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Theresa Fernandez

Chief Procurement Officer

Anwar Jessani

Group Vice President – Overseas Operations

Anwar Jessani is a progressive, forward-looking entrepreneur with over 50 years of experience providing strategic and operational leadership to Royal Canadian Steel Inc. and all its associated companies. He was the pioneer in establishing RCSI in 1990 and has worked tirelessly since then in promoting the company and increasing the revenue manifold.

His recent successes in organizing strategic companies internationally is a testament to his leadership qualities. His passion about building customer-oriented cultures and transforming processes to generate growth is unparalleled.

He was a key member in formulating and executing new, organization-wide strategies in line with businesses’ new and ever-changing vision and goals. His ability to engage both the customer base as well as key stakeholders has held him in good stead on a global scale.

Bahadur Ali Jessani

Group Founder – Royal Canadian Steel

Bahadur Ali Jessani, the founder of Royal Canadian Steel, had an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age. Known affectionately as “Dad” to the entire RSCI Family, he mentored his children and instilled solid values, who are key stakeholders in the Royal Canadian Steel Inc. business. His legacy continues to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs.

Andrea Fonseca

Exports Manager

Andrea Fonseca is a seasoned professional who has been associated with the RCSI family since 1998. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Andrea has honed her skills in preparing contracts, negotiating rates, coordinating shipments, and managing logistics.

Her attention to detail and ability to multitask have made her an invaluable asset to the company, and she has played an instrumental role in ensuring the smooth operation of the company’s shipping and logistics activities. Andrea’s dedication and commitment to excellence have earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and customers alike.

Anthoinette Rebello

Senior Accountant

Anthoinette Rebello is a dedicated Senior Accountant who has been an integral part RSCI family since 1997. With a wealth of experience in accurately recording financial transactions such as sales, expenses, and purchases, Anthoinette ensures that our finances are always in order.

She is responsible for a range of tasks including preparing deposits, completing tax remittance forms, processing payroll, and assisting internal auditors in their verification process. With her attention to detail and expertise in cash management, Anthoinette is a key member of our team, and we are proud to have her on board.

Aziz Lalani

Logistics Manager – Inbound

Aziz Lalani is an accomplished Logistics Manager at RCSI for over 12 years with expertise in demand planning, forecasting, supply chain management, sales analysis, warehousing, and distribution. With his comprehensive understanding of the entire logistics process, Aziz has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to our organization.

With an MBA in Marketing, he also has a strong background in marketing and sales services, sales excellence, and client services.

Theresa Fernandez

Purchasing Manager / Chief Procurement Officer

Theresa is a highly experienced and dedicated member of the RCSI family who has been working with us since 2001. As a Purchasing Manager, she is responsible for organizing and managing the purchases of Steel products and maintains a good relationship with our suppliers.

While Theresa’s expertise lies in purchasing steel coils/sheets, her role as a Purchasing Manager has required her to be a jack of all trades. She is responsible for managing various aspects of the purchasing process, from making RFQ’s and purchase orders to dealing with quality issues, negotiating prices, and maintaining records. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines ensure that RCSI’s purchases of steel are managed efficiently and effectively. Additionally, her communication skills and ability to maintain good relationships with suppliers and mills are invaluable to the success of the company’s purchasing operations.

Salman Malik

General Manager – Corporate Governance and Business Development.

Salman Malik joined RSCI in 2020 and is General Manager, Corporate Governance and Business Development. He started his banking career in 1990 and has held senior business / leadership roles at Bank of America, ABN AMRO Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland across Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Gulf region.

Salman is a passionate advocate of the Four P’s of Governance – People, Purpose, Process and Performance. He brings diverse cross cultural experience and has high energy to drive adherence to social, regulatory, and market practices with the objective to build sustainable business. He is committed to promoting inclusive stakeholder engagement and initiating regular and transparent communication to develop trust and build collective success.

Salman’s experience and customer centric business acumen continues to play a vital role in developing new and long term business opportunities for RSCI.

David Casimer

Chief People Officer

David is a human resources manager and worker’s compensation specialist at RCSI. With a wealth of experience in occupational health and safety, David is a seasoned professional who has dedicated his career to promoting a safe and healthy work environment.

As a former employee of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario, he has a deep understanding of the complexities of worker’s compensation and is well-versed in navigating the system on behalf of our clients.

Straightforward, results-oriented, and customer-focused, David is committed to delivering exceptional service and exceeding expectations. When it comes to workplace safety and worker’s compensation, David is the expert you can trust.

John Roitzsch

Plant Manager & Controller at ITPI

John has been an integral part of the ITPI since its inception and played a key role in setting up the plant mills for tube manufacturing. With his wealth of knowledge and expertise, John has helped ITPI become a leader in the industry, and his commitment to quality and efficiency is evident in everything he does. 

He is highly regarded by his colleagues and clients, and his contributions have been crucial to the company’s success and growth.

Sadiq Merchant

Chief Financial Officer – RCSI

Sadiq Merchant, the Financial Controller at RCSI. Sadiq has been an integral part of our organization since 1998, during which time he has demonstrated exceptional financial expertise and an unwavering commitment to our organization’s success.

As the Financial Controller, Sadiq is responsible for developing and implementing financial strategies, managing budgets, analyzing financial data, and providing insightful recommendations to our senior leadership team. With his significant experience in financial management, analysis, and reporting, Sadiq has a deep understanding of the industry and the overall financial landscape.

 He holds a degree in Finance and Accounting, and his relevant professional certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) reflect his dedication to continuous learning and professional development. Sadiq’s contributions to our organization have been invaluable, and we are proud to have him as a key member of our team.

Karim Ali Jessani

President International Tubular Products Inc.

Karim Jessani is a highly experienced and passionate leader in the steel industry. With 40 years of experience under his belt, he has become a prominent figure in the field. As the CEO of International Tubular Products Inc., Karim brings his engineering background and passion for steel to the forefront of his work.

His unwavering dedication to the company’s success is evident through his introduction of a tube manufacturing plant. He added to the existing capability of the company by installing two high-tech tube manufacturing lines, capable of producing tubes of various shapes and sizes.

Karim is recognized as a respected and innovative leader in the industry and his commitment to quality and attention to detail set him apart as a leader.

Feroz Ali Jessani

Group President – Royal Canadian Steel Inc.

Feroz Jessani, also known as ‘Ali’ by his colleagues and
counterparts in the industry, is a highly accomplished business leader who has made a name for himself as the President and CEO of Royal Canadian Inc. He is a Chartered Accountant/CPA by profession, and his expertise has been invaluable to the success of his company.

He moved to Canada in 1990 and had a vision to establish a modern innovative steel company. Under Ali’s leadership, Royal Canadian steel Inc. has become one of the most respected and successful companies in the industry, thanks to his tireless dedication and commitment to excellence.

 He is widely regarded as a strategic thinker, a trusted mentor, and a visionary entrepreneur who has built a strong culture of integrity and hard work within his organization.

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