Antofagasta plc (ANTO.L) announces that its Board has appointed Diego Hernandez as Chief Executive Officer or CEO of Antofagasta Minerals S.A. the mining division of the Group, with effect from 1 August 2012.
Commenting on Hernandez, the company stated that he is a mining engineer and has held various senior executive positions in the mining sector in South America in operational, strategic and corporate roles.
Hernandez has been CEO at Codelco for the last two years and his previous positions include President, Base Metals for BHP Billiton, Chairman of Minera Escondida Ltda, President and CEO of Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi, and Executive Director, Non Ferrous at Vale S.A., Antofagasta said.
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