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Codelco's next ceo 'to be known within weeks', chairman says
July 24, 2014 - 21:30 GMT
The world largest copper producer, Codelco, should know the name of its new ceo in “a couple of weeks”, board chairman Oscar Landerretche said on Wednesday July 23.
The state-owned miner is currently deciding between seven
candidates for the position that was occupied by Thomas Keller,
who was removed in June this year. "We are in the final stages
of the process of selecting a new ceo, in which we have
evaluated more than 20 interested applicants," Landerretche
said during a hearing at the Mining & Energy Commission of
Chile's Chamber of Deputies. Besides senior mining industry
executives from Chile and further abroad, the miner also has
been considering candidates from other areas, according to the
chairman, who was himself appointed by national president
Michelle Bachelet in May 2014. "We believe that, in a couple of
weeks, we should have this name....
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