The Board of De Beers Société Anonyme is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Cutifani,
Chief Executive of Anglo American plc, as Chairman of the De Beers Group.
Following his appointment, Mr Cutifani commented, “I am honoured to join and lead the De Beers
Board. The company’s 125 year heritage, experienced management team and unparalleled
understanding of the unique nature of the diamond market, make it the world’s leading diamond
company. From De Beers’ production and projects portfolio, to its iconic brand and proven ability to
open new markets, the company is poised to capture the considerable opportunities in front of us as
diamond demand outpaces supply for years to come. I look forward to working with the Board and
continuing its support of the De Beers leadership team, headed by Philippe Mellier.”
Mr Mellier, CEO of De Beers Group, added, “De Beers is delighted to gain a Chairman with Mark’s
operational experience and track record for leading large organisations. Mark is clearly a highly
respected leader and the employees of De Beers join with me in welcoming him into a great company.
I look forward to working with Mark as we find new ways to enhance De Beers’ leadership position
across the diamond pipeline and create value for our shareholders, partners, customers and
This appointment takes effect immediately.
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About De Beers Group of Companies
De Beers is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers is the world’s
leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of
diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers employs more than 23,000 people (directly
and as contractors) across the diamond pipeline, and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value,
with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. As part of the company’s
operating philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to Living up to Diamonds by making a
lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources
into shared national wealth. For further information about De Beers visit www.debeersgroup.com.