Anglo American names new CEO

Former petroleum geologist Cynthia Carroll has been appointed new chief executive officer of mining giant Anglo American, the company announced on Tuesday.

It said Carroll, currently CEO of Alcan Primary Metal Group, would join the Anglo American board in mid-January next year and take up her new post on March 1.

She would succeed Tony Trahar, due to step down from the board in April next year.

Before joining Alcan 18 years ago, the 49-year-old Carroll was a senior petroleum geologist for Amoco in North America, an Anglo American statement said.

A United States citizen, Carroll has a Master of Science degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard University.

Anglo American chairperson Mark Moody-Stuart said Carroll had a strong track record of improving operational performance and of transforming culture.

“The board has been impressed by her clear leadership and communication skills, her highly relevant hands-on operational experience and of her record of working with governments and other key stakeholders.” - Sapa

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