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What are the uses of iron ore?

Of all the metals that make modern life possible, steel is the most widely used – and iron ore is its main ingredient.

Iron ore is needed for train tracks and other types of infrastructure, which is one reason for the great demand from emerging economies such as China and Brazil.

But it’s also used in medicine, cosmetics, engineering, construction, paint and a whole range of products we need for modern life.

Technology is demanding increasingly sophisticated forms of steel. Manganese is a vital component of stainless steel and many advanced alloys.

Our iron ore business

Our iron ore operations provide customers with high grade iron ore products which help our steel customers meet ever-tighter emissions standards.

In South Africa, we have a majority share (69.7%) in Kumba Iron Ore, while in Brazil we have developed the integrated Minas-Rio operation.

Leadership

Seamus French

CEO of Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals

Seamus French

CEO of Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals

B Eng (Chemical), CEO of Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals

22/05/1962

Seamus is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and a non-executive director of Kumba Iron Ore.

Seamus joined the Group in 2007 and was CEO of Metallurgical Coal between 2009 and 2013, and CEO of Coal until 2015.

Prior to his career at Anglo American, Seamus joined WMC Resources...

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Themba Mkhwanazi

CEO of Kumba Iron Ore

Themba Mkhwanazi

CEO of Kumba Iron Ore

B.Eng.Hons, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore

08/01/1970

Themba was appointed CEO of Kumba Iron Ore in September 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of CEO for Anglo American’s thermal coal business in South Africa. He has extensive experience in the resources industry, including 18 years in his native South Africa, as well as in the...

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Wilfred Bruijn

CEO of Anglo American in Brazil

Wilfred Bruijn

CEO of Anglo American in Brazil

Wilfred brings more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, most recently as CEO of Mineração Usiminas, the iron ore mining joint venture between Usiminas and Sumitomo, for nine years from 2009. Prior to that, Bill led iron ore project implementation for Vale, following a number of commercial and financial roles with Vale over 14 years, including in MBR, one of Vale’s biggest subsidiaries.

Contacts

ANGLO AMERICAN IRON ORE BRAZIL

Rua Maria Luiza Santiago
200 – 60 andar – Santa Lucia
Belo Horizonte, MG,
Brazil

Tel: +55 11 2125 7555

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