SINGAPORE Anglo American
Plc has appointed Mark Cutifani as chief executive officer,
effective April 3.
Cynthia Carroll, the
miners outgoing chief executive officer, will step down
from the board at the annual general meeting in April and will
leave the company at the end of that month, Anglo American said
in a statement Tuesday.
Carroll resigned from her post
in October 2012 after more than five years in the job.
"Mark Cutifani is an experienced
listed company chief executive with a focus on creating value.
He is a seasoned miner, with broad experience of mining
operations and projects across a wide range of commodities and
geographies, including South Africa and the Americas," Anglo
American chairman Sir John Parker said.
An Australian national, Cutifani
has been chief executive officer of South Africa-based gold
producer AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. since 2007. He is also the
current president of the South African Chamber of Mines.
Cutifani started his career in
the coal and gold mining industries in Australia, and has a
bachelors degree in mining engineering. He later served
as chief operating officer of Canadian nickel company CVRD Inco
before it was taken over by Brazils Vale SA.