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Rio Tinto Appoints Barbara Levi As Group Executive, Group General Counsel

Rio Tinto (RTPPF.PK,RIO.L,RIO,RTNTF.PK) said it appointed Barbara Levi to succeed Philip Richards as Group executive, Group General Counsel.

Ms Levi, who is currently Group Legal Head, M&A and Strategic Transactions for Novartis, will join Rio Tinto on 1 January 2020. Richards will retire from Rio Tinto on 31 December 2019.

Levi joined Novartis in 2004 and has held a variety of positions including General Counsel, Sandoz, from 2016-2019 and was previously Global Legal Head, Product Strategy & Commercialisation, Pharma.

Before joining to Novartis, she served for several years as a corporate and transactional attorney with law firms in New York City and Milan.

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