BIG READ: How Cutifani downsized bloated Anglo and made it far more profitable
As he steps down, the back-to-basic CEO tells how his team introduced processes more like those of an industrial group
Anglo American’s outgoing CEO Mark Cutifani likes to recall how, when things were tough in 2015 and investors were giving him a hard time, his wife Luana told the children about it and asked them to send their dad a nice message.
All the girls sent nice “So sorry, dad. Love you” messages, but that didn’t really help. Then 17-year-old Dylan sent him a “very sensitive” message that Cutifani says gave him back his balance: “Suck it up, Fatboy.”..