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De Beers appoints Cynthia Carroll as Chairman

04 october 2012

The Board of De Beers SA yesterday announced its appointment of Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American plc, as Chairman, taking effect immediately, according to press release obtained by Rough&Polished.
Also appointed to the De Beers Board are two members of Anglo American’s Group Management Committee – Brian Beamish, Group Director of Mining & Technology, who has more than 30 years of mining experience across base and precious metals; and Peter Whitcutt, Group Director of Strategy & Business Development, who has more than 20 years of experience with Anglo American in a number of senior finance and strategy roles.
Following her appointment, Cynthia Carroll said, “I am honoured to accept the role of Chairman of this great company. Anglo American has been a shareholder in De Beers since 1926. That shared history between Anglo American and De Beers has given me a deep appreciation for the business and the unique nature of diamonds. I look forward to leading the Board and continuing to support the management of the world’s leading diamond company.”
Philippe Mellier, CEO of De Beers Group, added, “I have worked closely with Cynthia since joining the company. De Beers is fortunate to have a Chairman of Cynthia’s calibre, and to add Brian and Peter’s extensive industry experience to the Board. Personally, I look forward to their continued counsel and leadership as we find new ways to enhance De Beers’ leadership position across the diamond pipeline.”

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow