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Implats has appointed Gold Fields executive vice president of South Africa Nico Muller as CEO and an executive director of Implats with effect from 3 April 2017.

Nicolaas (Nico) Johannes Muller leaves major gold producer Gold Fields where he was instrumental in fixing the base at South Deep, re-energising the mine and getting it to break even.

Muller holds a BSc Mining Engineering degree and has a 27-year mining career that has exposed him to a range of commodities, including platinum. He has a proven track record as a successful operator, highly-rated leader and a strategic thinker. Implats believes Muller’s combination of technical know-how and strategic approach will serve the company and all its stakeholders well.

The company said in a statement that the board of Implats welcomes Muller and looks forward to working with him.