Cynthia Carroll

Mining Chief Executive Officer
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Cynthia Carroll has been named the fourth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes for her work as CEO of Anglo American plc, a global mining group and FTSE 20 company headquartered in London.  Cynthia joined Anglo American in 2006, and has led a strategic and organizational transformation at the group, which is a leader in the global mining industry with interests in platinum, diamonds, copper, nickel, coal and iron ore.  Prior to joining Anglo American in 2006, Cynthia spent 18 years at Alcan Inc, including five years as president and CEO of the Primary Metal Group.  Cynthia is a geologist by training, and began her career working for Amoco as a petroleum geologist in oil exploration based in Denver, Colorado.  She is a non‑executive director of BP plc, and is a member of BP’s Safety, Ethics and Environmental Assurance Committee of the Board.  She is also the Chairman of Anglo Platinum Limited and a non-executive director of De Beers.  Cynthia is on the Board of the UK NSPCC Stop Organised Abuse and is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.  She is also a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives.  Cynthia graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in geology, holds a master’s in geology from KU in 1982 and a MBA from Harvard University.


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