Published On: Fri, May 27th, 2016

Bruce appointed new De Beers CEO

Bruce Cleaver  , Chief Executive Officer , De beersJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DE Beers has announced the appointment of Bruce Cleaver as Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment will take effect on July 1, this follows Philippe Mellier’s decision to step down after five years with the company.

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American and Chairman of De Beers, congratulated Cleaver on his appointment.

“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,” said Cutifani.

Bruce Cleaver served as De Beers’ executive director responsible for strategy and commercial relationships until 2015, also serving as Co-Acting CEO for a year prior to Philippe Mellier’s appointment in 2011.

He was appointed Group Director of Strategy and Business Development for Anglo American in 2015.

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