New Anglo
American director
Phuthuma Nhleko
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 11 March 2011 – Anglo American  has appointed Phuthuma Nhleko to its board as a nonexecutive director with immediate effect, the company announced here.

Nhleko is the group president and CEO of MTN Group, a role he has held since 2002.

“Under Phuthuma’s leadership, MTN has achieved significant international growth and is currently established in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, with revenues in excess of US$15billion in 2009,” the company said.

The announcement added that Nhleko would stand down as MTN group president and CEO at the end of March, and would become the nonexecutive vice-chairperson of MTN Group and chairperson of MTN International, both of which are nonexecutive roles, the company noted.

“I am delighted to welcome Phuthuma Nhleko to the Anglo American board. I have been deeply impressed by Phuthuma’s leadership and vision at the helm of MTN, transforming the company from a highly successful South African mobile operator into a very considerable international force in mobile telecommunications services in emerging markets,” said Anglo American chairperson Sir John Parker.