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Rio Tinto Names CFO Jakob Stausholm as Next CEO

   By Rhiannon Hoyle 

SYDNEY--Rio Tinto PLC on Thursday named chief financial officer Jakob Stausholm as its new chief executive, replacing Jean-Sébastien Jacques who was ousted amid the fallout from the destruction of two ancient rock shelters in Australia.

Rio Tinto said Mr. Stausholm will assume the role of chief executive from Jan. 1, 2021.

Peter Cunningham, previously group controller, will become interim chief financial officer.


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December 17, 2020 00:58 ET (05:58 GMT)

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