SHANGHAI Rio Tinto Plc has appointed Binyan Ren to take over as managing director of its China operations. He succeeds Ian Bauert, who is slated to retire from the post next month.
Bauert has worked at Rio Tinto for more than 30 years and has held various senior positions in iron ore and at Dampier salt, the company said. He established Rio Tintos first office in China in 1983 and was appointed managing director of the operations in February 2010.
Ren, who is currently vice president of the London-based mining companys China operations, heads the Beijing office and is responsible for business development for Rio Tinto in China.
Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Rens career had spanned country leadership roles for large multinational resource companies in China, Australia and the United States.
A version of this article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel First.