New Executive Roles - Operations

14 Dec 2017 08:30 AMMedia Release

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MMG Limited (MMG) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Executive Committee members: Mark Davis, Executive General Manager Operations – Africa, Australia and Asia; and Suresh Vadnagra, Executive General Manager Operations – Americas, effective 01 January, 2018.

"MMG has demonstrated its ability to build, commission and operate challenging assets in difficult geographies,” said Jerry Jiao, CEO of MMG Limited.

“We have done this safely, while meeting targets, delivering production and carefully managing costs.”

“As a result, there is no better place to look for leaders than within our own ranks. In Mark and Suresh we have two outstanding executives with the ability to guide and grow our global operations,” Jerry said.

Mark joined MMG in January 2013 and since November 2014 has held the position as General Manager Operational Excellence. He was previously General Manager Aluminium South Africa for BHP after 15 years with the company and holds a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne.

Suresh joined MMG in March 2011 and has held the position of Group General Manager Operations South America since December 2016. Prior to this he was General Manager of Sepon in Lao PDR and General Manager Operational Excellence, where he led the Integration of Las Bambas into MMG following its acquisition in 2014. Suresh holds an MBA, a Postgraduate qualification in Sustainable Energy Development and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia, Perth.

"I am very pleased to welcome Mark and Suresh to the MMG Executive Committee.”

“Both have truly earned their place on the executive team and bring a collaborative leadership style and deep operational expertise and experience across MMG’s portfolio.

“These new executive leadership roles set us for continued operational excellence and establish a clear regional platform for growth,” said Jerry.

The new roles replace the former Chief Operating Officer position which has been managed in an acting capacity by Greg Travers, EGM – Business Support, since the departure of Marcelo Bastos in July this year.

Mark will be based in Melbourne, Australia and Suresh will continue to be based in Lima, Peru.

Biographies for Mark and Suresh are available here.