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Alex Vanselow
Alex Vanselow

Outgoing Anglo CEO faced ongoing pressure from hard-nosed market

Hardnosed fund managers and mining analysts, many of them only interested in short-term returns, applied considerable negative pressure on Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll ahead of her decision to call it a day. In a note after her resignation,...
2nd November 2012

BHP Billiton CFO to retire in Feb

BHP Billiton has named Graham Kerr as its new CFO to succeed Alex Vanselow, who will step down in early 2012, the world’s largest diversified miner announced on Monday. Vanselow has been CFO since 2006, and would retire from BHP at the end of...
28th November 2011
Corporate Profile

Share buy-back transaction successfully completed

Diversified global mining company BHP Billiton completed a $6,3-billion off-market tender buy-back transaction of its shares in April. The final transaction size of A$6-billion has enabled BHP Billiton to buy back 147-million shares, which...
20th May 2011

BHP Billiton's Southern African aluminium smelters going ex-growth?

Southern Africa's aluminium smelters appear to be heading for an ex-growth future. BHP Billiton CEO Marius Kloppers, who has announced a 16%-higher $12,5-billion profit for the world's largest mining company in the 12 months to June 30, indicates...
25th August 2010

BHP Billiton returns massive $32bn to shareholders in seven years

Diversified mining major BHP Billiton, whose record 2009 dividend represents a sixfold growth in seven years, has paid a massive $32-billion in cash to shareholders since BHP and Billiton merged in 2001, BHP Billiton CEO Marius Kloppers said on...
12th August 2009
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Daily podcast – January 22, 2009 Audio Available

Neal Froneman In today's podcast: the shareholders of Aflease approve the company's proposed merger with Australia-based BMA Gold; and BHP Billiton will cut about 6 000 jobs at a number of operations by the end of June.
22nd January 2009

BHP Billiton announces cutbacks, to shed 6 000 jobs

Diversified miner BHP Billiton, which employed just over 100 000 people worldwide, would cut about 6 000 jobs at a number of operations by end June, the miner announced on Wednesday. “We believe as a result of the changes to production or...
21st January 2009

BHP Billiton H1 profit down 2,4% y-on-y

The world's biggest mining group, BHP Billiton, reported lower first-half attributable profit of $6,017-billion, a decline of 2,4% year-on-year.
6th February 2008

BHP Billiton creates uranium unit in corporate reshuffle

Diversified miner BHP Billiton has created a separate unit for its uranium assets and reshuffled its management team as part of the company's succession plan for when South African-born Marius Kloppers succeeds Chip Goodyear as CEO in October.
11th July 2007
Breaking News

BHP Billiton completes $2,8bn share buyback

Diversified-miner BHP Billiton has successfully completed its $2,8-billlion (A$3,5-billion) off-market share buy-back, marking the completion of the first stage of the $10-million buyback programme announced last month, it said on Monday.
26th March 2007

Power tarrifs hold key

World number-five aluminium producer BHP Billiton said last week that it would push for ‘economic’ rather than ‘cheap’ electricity rates for its planned Mozal 3 expansion, in Mozambique.
9th December 2005
Breaking News

Mkhwanazi leaves Bateman Africa for BHP Billiton

Resources giant BHP Billiton yesterday announced the appointment of Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi as chief operating officer for its aluminium business in Southern Africa.
11th January 2005
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