Bruce Cleaver new CEO of De Beers Group


Anglo American has appointed Bruce Cleaver (pictured) as CEO of De Beers Group, with effect from 1 July. Cleaver replaces Philippe Mellier, who will be stepping down after a five-year tenure. Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American and chairperson of De Beers, said in a statement:

"Bruce's leadership of De Beers' strategy and its commercial and government relationships working alongside Philippe and over much of the last decade, combined with his time working with us to shape the new Anglo American strategy, provide strong continuity at an important stage in the diamond market's recovery."

Cleaver served as the executive director responsible for strategy and commercial relationships at De Beers until 2015, also serving as co-acting CEO for a year in 2011, prior to Mellier's appointment. In 2015, he was appointed group director of strategy and business development for Anglo American.

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