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Former De Beers division MD steps up as CEO at Kumba Iron Ore

De Beers Group has announced that Nompumelelo ‘Mpumi’ Zikalala will leave her role as MD of De Beers Group Managed Operations at the end of 2021 to take up the position of CEO of Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore business.

The process to identify Mpumi’s successor as MD of De Beers Group Managed

Operations are well under way, with the successful candidate to be announced once the process has been finalised.

Mpumi will remain in her current role until the end of the year, helping to ensure a seamless leadership transition, supported by the strong senior management team she has established at De Beers Group Managed Operations.

In addition, Seamus French has decided to leave Anglo American at the end of 2021 after 14 years with the company and will be replaced as CEO of Bulk Commodities by Themba Mkhwanazi, currently CEO of Kumba Iron Ore.

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