MMG Limited (MMG) today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Gao as next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MMG, effective 1 August this year. He joins MMG from China Minmetals Corporation (CMC), where he is currently President of China Minmetals Non-ferrous (CMN).
Current CEO, Jerry Jiao has advised of his intention to return to Beijing in a senior executive position at CMC and will step down from the MMG CEO role in August this year.
“I am very pleased to welcome Mr Gao as next CEO of MMG,” said MMG Chairman, Mr Guo Wenqing. “He brings a deep understanding of the mining industry and strong knowledge of MMG’s assets and strategy following seven years on the MMG Board of Directors.”
Mr Gao has been a Director on MMG’s Board since April 2011. He was appointed President of CMN in February 2016. He has held responsibility for Minmetals’ international mining assets including MMG and CMN since 2016. An experienced senior executive, Mr Gao joined CMC in 1993 and has held roles in general management and enterprise risk and holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from The Renmin University of China.
“While I will step down from my CEO and Executive Director role later this year, I am very pleased to hand over a strong company to Geoffrey,” said MMG CEO, Jerry Jiao. “In my new role at China Minmetals, I will assume overall responsibility for the investment in MMG and I look forward to staying an active part of this significant growth company.”
Both Jerry and Geoffrey will remain MMG Board members, with Geoffrey taking up an Executive Director role and Jerry returning to a Non-Executive Director role.
“On behalf of all shareholders, I want to thank Jerry for his significant contribution as CEO,” said Mr Guo. “I am pleased we will retain great continuity of mission and purpose with Geoffrey’s appointment as MMG CEO and the ongoing role for Jerry as an MMG Director.”
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