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Timo Smit

Executive Head of Marketing, Iron Ore
Anglo American

Timo Smit is the Head of Iron Ore Marketing and Sales and is based in Singapore. Timo started his career as a research scientist with Akzo Nobel, a Dutch chemicals company, and worked for them in the Netherlands and in the United States. He then joined management consultants McKinsey & Co, where he worked for nearly 10 years, both in the Netherlands and in Southern Africa, specialising in basic materials. In 2004 he joined TechnoServe as Country Director for South Africa. TechnoServe is a not-for-profit development agency focused on providing ‘business solutions to rural poverty' by helping to set up and/or turn around businesses in poor rural areas in South Africa. After 3 years at TechnoServe, Timo then joined Kumba Iron Ore as Head of Commercial, in 2007. He is now Head of Iron Ore Marketing and Sales for Anglo American, with responsibility for Kumba Iron Ore and Minas Rio. Timo holds degrees in Applied Physics (M.Sc. - Technical University of Delft) and Materials Science & Engineering (Ph.D. - MIT).

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