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RHI Magnesita, the leading global supplier of refractory products, systems and solutions, today announces the appointment of Chris Bucknall as Head of Investor Relations. Mr Bucknall was previously Head of Investor Relations at KAZ Minerals PLC, a FTSE 250 mining company, for more than six years. Prior to KAZ Minerals, he spent 12 years in investment banking and corporate broking roles at Citi, Panmure Gordon and Numis Securities focused on UK equities and the natural resources sector.
RHI Magnesita Chief Financial Officer Ian Botha said “We are delighted that Chris is joining the RHI Magnesita team, to further drive the engagement with financial markets and investors as we continue to deliver our strategy”.
Mr Bucknall will report to Mr Botha and will relocate from London to Vienna.
RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are critical for high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers around the world, with around 13,000 employees in 35 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita intends to leverage its leadership in terms of revenue, scale, product portfolio and diversified geographic presence to target strategically those countries and regions benefitting from more dynamic economic growth prospects.
Its shares have a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: RHIM) and are a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For more information please visit: www.rhimagnesita.com.