Anglo American appoints first South African as CEO since 2000s
Duncan Wanblad replaces Mark Cutifani, who steered the resources company through turbulent times over the past decade
Anglo American named an insider and the first South African since the late-2000s as its next boss, replacing Mark Cutifani, following nearly a decade-long slog to put the mining heavyweight back on robust growth path, after a collapse in commodity prices coincided with relentless investor pressure for the industry to improve its green credentials.
Duncan Wanblad, the 54-year old company veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, including as head of strategy since 2016, will take the helm in April 2022, making him the first SA citizen to run the company since Tony Trahar, who stepped down in 2007. ..