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The Board

Board Members
  • 1. Professor Karel Van Miert N

    Graduate in Diplomatic Sciences 67, joined the Board on 19 March 2002. He is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. He is currently a member of the supervisory boards of German utility RWE, Philips NV, Munich Re and Vivendi Universal. He is also a member of the advisory boards of Goldman Sachs and Eli Lilly and a member of the boards of Solvay s.a. and Agfa-Gevaert. He was previously President of Nyenrode University, Netherlands Business School, a member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1985 and a member of the European Commission from 1989 to 1999.

  • 2. Nicky Oppenheimer N

    63, joined the Board on 18 March 1999. He is a member of the Nomination Committee. Nicky Oppenheimer joined the Group in 1968 and subsequently became an executive director and a deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa Limited. He became deputy chairman of De Beers Consolidated in 1985 and has been chairman of De Beers since 1998.

  • 3. Fred Phaswana N

    MA, BCom
    64, joined the Board on 12 June 2002. He is chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Fred Phaswana is currently chairman of Anglo Platinum and Transnet Limited and a director of Naspers and was previously BP regional president: Africa, a director of BP Oil (Benelux), an associate president of BP Netherlands and chairman and chief executive of BP Southern Africa. He is also a member of the South African Institute of International Affairs. Mr Phaswana is being proposed for re-election at the AGM on 15 April 2009.

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