The world’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal has appointed Mapi Mobwano as the new chief operating officer for its subsidiary, Mining Canada.
Mobwano replaces Jean Ouellet, who was appointed as the interim chief operating officer in October 2018. The former has been part of the company since July 2019, when he joined as chief operating officer.
Mobwano is Congolese by birth and spent most of his 20-year mining career in South Africa, overseeing Anglo American’s Sishen iron ore mine (as a chief operating officer), the largest of its kind in Africa, producing about 30mn mt per year. Before his time at Sishen, Mobwano was the general manager of operations at Glencore’s Goedgevonden coal mine in South Africa.
ArcelorMittal Mining Canada operates the Mont Wright iron ore mine which produces 26mn mt of concentrate annually and feeds a pellet plant capable of producing 10.1mn mt of iron ore pellets yearly.