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Lonmin appoints new CEO

Ben Magara will now be leading Lonmin in the North West from July.

Ben Magara will now be leading Lonmin in the North West from July.

NORTH WEST - Platinum giant Lonmin today appointed Ben Magara as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

Magara will be taking over from acting CEO Simon Scott, who will now resume his role as chief financial officer (CFO).

The new CEO is moving from rival mining company Anglo Platinum (Amplats), where he served as executive head of engineering and capital projects.

Lonmin spokesperson Sue Vey said, "We are delighted that Magara has decided to accept the position and we are looking forward to his leadership."

The platinum giant made headlines when labour turbulence at its Marikana mine in the North West culminated in a violent clash between police and striking miners in August last year.

Magara's appointment takes effect from 1 July.

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