Alexander Schmitt - Business in the Community
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Alexander Schmitt

Head of Marketing and Sales, Base and Speciality Metals,
Anglo American

Responsible Leadership Team

Alexander Schmitt joined Anglo American in London in 2010 as the Group Head of Commercial Coordination to initiate and lead one of the Group’s most substantial transformations, moving the company’s commercial approach from traditional reactive sales to proactive marketing and trading.

In 2014, Alexander was appointed as Executive Head of Marketing for Anglo American’s base metals business and is responsible for all commercial activities related to copper and nickel.

From 1997 to 2010, Alexander worked at the Boston Consulting Group on various strategy, reorganisation and transformation projects for global clients in the automotive, industrial components, logistics, chemical, banking, and the mining and minerals industry.

He holds a joint masters degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Technische Universität Darmstadt and a doctorate in economic science from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, both in Germany. One year of his mechanical engineering studies was spent at the École Centrale de Lyon in France). Alexander is fluent in German and English, and competent in French and Spanish.

He is a member of the International Copper Association advisory committee, the Nickel Institute a member of the London Metal Exchange physical market and Nickel committee, and the Marketing and Base Metals Executive Committee.

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