Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American plc, has been appointed chairman of the De Beers Group with immediate effect.
He replaces former Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll who stepped down in October 2012.
“De Beers is delighted to gain a chairman with Mark’s operational experience and track record for leading large organizations,” said Philippe Mellier, CEO of the De Beers Group.
Before taking up his role as CEO of Anglo American, Cutifani, a mining engineer, was CEO of AngloGold Ashanti.
Anglo American holds 85 percent of De Beers.