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Glencore appoints Anglo American's ex-boss Carroll to board

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Swiss commodities trader Glencore said on Tuesday it had appointed Cynthia Carroll, the former chief executive officer of London-based miner Anglo American , to its board of directors.

Carroll, who led Anglo American for more than five years until she stepped down in 2013, will join Glencore’s board immediately as an independent non-executive director.

The appointment follows report of Glencore’s long-time boss, Ivan Glasenberg, stepping down later this year to be replaced by Gary Nagle, head of coal assets at the mining and trading group.

A geologist by training, New Jersey-born Carroll moved from the aluminium industry to become the first non-South African, the first woman and the first outsider to take the top job at Anglo in 2007. (reut.rs/3jbsQeZ)

She is currently a non-executive director at Hitachi , Baker Hughes and Pembina Pipeline.

Reporting by Yadarisa Shabong in Bengaluru; additional reporting by Pushkala Aripaka; editing by Vinay Dwivedi>

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