Anglo American announced a number of senior management changes following the decision to divide the management of its global Base Metals business from its Strategy and Business Development activities. Duncan Wanblad will focus solely on his role as group director of strategy and business development and Ruben Fernandes, currently CEO of Anglo American in Brazil, will succeed Duncan Wanblad as CEO of Base Metals, effective March 1. Wilfred “Bill” Bruijn was appointed CEO of Anglo American in Brazil, succeeding Ruben Fernandes and reporting to Seamus French, CEO of Bulk Commodities. Most recently, Bruijn was CEO of Mineração Usiminas. Fernandes will join the Group Management Committee.

(img: Duncan Wanblad (right), Ruben Fernandes (left))