July 29, 2011 / 12:51 PM / 8 years ago

Glencore appoints new CEO for Zambia's Mopani mine

LUSAKA, July 29 (Reuters) - Commodity trader Glencore International Plc has appointed the head of its Congolese subsidiary as chief executive of Zambia’s Mopani Copper Mines, Mopani said on Friday.

Danny Callow takes over from Emmanuel Mutati who was appointed chairman of the company this week, it said.

Zambia’s finance minister said in June that that an audit showed taxes were still owed by Mopani but the company has said it was based on flawed methodolgy.

Callow, a mining engineer, joins Mopani from Mutanda Mining, a Glencore subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he has been general manager since 2007, the company said. (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Ed Stoddard, Greg Mahlich)

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