Who’s Who? 2019

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Canadian mining investor Frank Giustra once tried to buy a gold mine off a businessman from South America over dinner in New York. Discussions were going nowhere, until they discovered a shared interest in The National Museum of Mexican Art. The evening came to life and for $125m, the deal soon closed. 30 million people work in the global mining industry, according to the International Labour Organization, but only around 500 of those account for the bulk of all assets and deals, running $600 billion of revenue and a market cap of $1 trillion. Who are those key people? What trajectory are they on? And who will shape the industry over the coming 12 months? To add new names for future editions please click here: SUBMISSIONS

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