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Ruben Fernandes

CEO Base Metals
Anglo American

Ruben Fernandes holds a BSc (Eng) Metallurgy and MBA from Sao Paulo University, Brazil and Advanced Programs from Harvard, IMD and Insead.  He has 30 years of experience in the metals and mining industry. Prior to joining Anglo American he was Head of mining at Votorantim Metals in Brazil, in charge of projects, exploration activities around the world, as well as operations in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Between 1998 and 2011 he held several positions in Vale in  business development, marketing, projects and strategy, he was also COO at Vale Fertilizers, responsible for the fertiliser operations, sales and marketing. He was also CEO of Kaolin Companies – Pará Pigments and Cadam – two subsidiaries of Vale. He joined Anglo American in 2012 as CEO of Anglo American Niobium and Phosphates businesses and then CEO of Anglo American Brazil, responsible for Iron Ore and Nickel Operation. In April 2019 Ruben joined Anglo American London office as CEO of Base Metals.

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