Anglo American‘s freshly chosen Group Director of Strategy and Business Development pointed out the mining industry’s prevalent green energy shift and expressed her excitement regarding the same at her new appointment on July 4th, 2022.
Anglo American appoints new Strategy Director – Helena Nonka
Helena Nonka, who is presently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Norsk Hydro, will take over her Anglo American position from October 1st, 2022. Nonka brings over 20 years of international business expertise in the natural resources sector.
Headquartered in Oslo, Norsk Hydro is an international renewable energy and aluminium firm that holds operations through 50 nations.
Nonka indicated that she was seeking to assist in the fabrication of the evolution of Anglo American for several years to come.
“It is a particularly exciting time be a part of the mining industry, especially as the green energy transition necessitates such significant excess volumes of responsibly produced metals and minerals,”
~ Helena Nonka stated in a JSE stock exchange news service declaration
Nonka indicated that she was thrilled by the opportunity to head this work to confirm that Anglo American influences its exceptional commercial and technical capacities and collaborations to innovate, mature, and fabricate worth for all shareholders.
Duncan Wanbald, CEO of Anglo American, explained that Nonka’s enhanced understanding of the mining sector, its value chains, and end markets was as valuable as the firm’s ideologies to mature the value of its business.
Wanbald further elucidated that the mining sector played an essential role in allowing how the masses live their lives and that the need to decarbonise the international economy was crucial.
Nonka’s global career is spanned through professional services, academia, and consulting in Europe, Asia, and North America, inclusive of being the international head of new business for natural resources at Switzerland’s SGS, which is active in South Africa.
Numerous global senior commercial leadership roles, encompassing heading the corporate strategy, were possessed by her from 2007 to 2019 with versatile mining firm Rio Tinto.
As a manufacturer of diamonds through De Beers, copper, platinum group metals (PGMs), premium quality iron-ore and steel manufacturing coal, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – Anglo American is dedicated to being carbon neutral throughout its operations in the next two decades.
More vastly, Anglo American’s sustainable mining strategy commits the London- and Johannesburg-listed firm to an array of goals to guarantee that it strives towards a healthy ethos by fabricating flourishing communities and creating trust as a corporate pioneer.
The firm is committed to collaborating with its business partners and versatile shareholders to unlock persistent worth from precious natural resources for the profit of the communities and nations in which it functions, for society, and for all its stakeholders.
Capturing Anglo American’s commitment to renewable energy is its extremely successful and world’s lightest 510 t zero emission platinum-catalysed nuGenTM hydrogen hauling truck, which refines the economics of decarbonisation, and echoes the correlation of several of the energy shift’s facets. It is witnessed as a modest universe of what the globe requires to accomplish in decarbonising.