London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 05 February 2010 – Rio Tinto “’ a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK “’ has appointed Ian Bauert as its managing director, China, with immediate effect.
Bauert will be based in Shanghai and will lead Rio Tinto’s 160-strong team of employees in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. He speaks fluent Mandarin and established the company’s first office in China more than 25 years ago. He has since held numerous senior positions with Rio Tinto.
Bauert has been with Rio Tinto for 27 years. He holds a Masters of Arts and an Honours Degree from Queensland University and has undertaken management programmes at Harvard University and London Business School.