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Alex Schmitt

Executive Head Of Marketing
Anglo American Base Metals

Dr. Alexander Schmitt is Executive Head of Marketing, Base and Specialty Metals
Alex joined Anglo American in London in 2010 as the Group Head of Commercial Coordination to initiate and lead one of the Group’s most substantial transformations moving the company’s commercial approach from traditional reactive sales to proactive marketing and trading.
In 2014, Alex was appointed as Executive Head of Marketing for Anglo Americans base metals business and is responsible for all commercial activities related to Copper and Nickel.
From 1997 to 2010, Alex worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on various strategy, reorganisation and transformation projects for global clients in the automotive, industrial components, logistics, chemical, banking and the mining & minerals industry.
Alex Schmitt holds a joint master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) and a Doctorate in Economic Science from the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). One year of his Mechanical Engineering studies was spent at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France). He is fluent in German (mother tongue) and English and competent in French and Spanish.
Concurrently Alex is a member of the International Copper Association (ICA) advisory committee, the Nickel Institute and member of the LME physical market and Nickel committee and the Marketing and Base Metals Executive Committee.

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