London— Contenders for the biggest job in commodity trading, the head of Glencore, will be on parade this week. Outgoing CEO Ivan Glasenberg wants his successor to look “like me”, and the main aspirants do.

Glasenberg announced his plan to retire in the next few years in December 2018, firing the starting gun on a closely watched race. The three most likely choices are Gary Nagle, Kenny Ives and Nico Paraskevas. They’re barely known outside Glencore, however, and as the global metals industry descends on London for London Metal Exchange (LME) Week, miners, traders and investors will be jostling to find out more...

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