JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American plc on Wednesday announced the appointment of Nolitha Fakude as chairman of its management board in South Africa, with effect from 1 September, following the retirement of veteran deputy chairman Norman Mbazima.
The global miner said Fakude will step down as a non-executive director on the board at the end of August in order to take up this new executive role.
She will also join the group management committee as group director for South Africa, reporting to chief executive Mark Cutifani. Fakude, 54, joined the Anglo's board as a non-executive director in 2017.
She previously joined Sasol in 2005, serving as an executive director on the board and executive vice president of strategy and sustainability until her decision to leave the company at the end of 2016.
"After two years on the board, I am proud to join Anglo American in an executive capacity," Fakude said.