Guido Janssen and Dale Webb appointed Co-CEOs of Nyrstar

Monday November 07, 2022

Budel-Dorplein, November 7, 2022 - Guido Janssen and Dale Webb – currently Nyrstar’s regional Vice Presidents for Europe & USA and Australia, respectively - have been appointed to lead Nyrstar as Co-CEOs, effective as of December 1st, 2022. They succeed Daniel Vanin, who has decided to step down after having been the company’s CEO for the past 3 years.

Daniel Vanin will continue to work for Trafigura - from which he left to lead Nyrstar, from July 2019 - where he will support Nyrstar and its newly appointed Co-CEO’s during a transition period.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Guido Janssen and Dale Webb as Co-CEOs of Nyrstar. Based on their strong experience leading Nyrstar’s operational activities and their drive for continuous improvement, Guido and Dale are well placed to work together to lead Nyrstar into the future”, said Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman and CEO of Trafigura.

“I also want to thank Daniel Vanin for his strong and effective leadership over the past three years. Daniel has made significant improvements in stabilising the company and re-investing in safety, environment and operational excellence to allow Nyrstar to take its place amongst the world’s leading multi-metal producers. We are grateful for his continued support for the Trafigura Group.”

Daniel Vanin said: “It has been my pleasure to work side by side with the 4,000 colleagues at the Nyrstar locations around the world since the company’s turnaround process started three years ago. Since then significant investments have been made in strengthening Nyrstar’s operational stability and reliability and in helping our processes become even more sustainable. I’m proud of what Nyrstar’s engaged workforce has achieved and of the drive they have to want to do better every day. Guido Janssen and Dale Webb are the right leaders to keep Nyrstar’s focus on the future and further underpin Nyrstar’s commitment to mining, sourcing and manufacturing the high quality and critical products for which the company is known worldwide.“

The decision follows a period of internal review and preparation, in order to ensure a smooth handover and orderly succession process.


About Nyrstar:

Nyrstar is an international producer of critical minerals and metals essential for a low carbon future.

With a market leading position in zinc and lead, Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the United States and Australia and employs approximately 4,000 people. Its Corporate Office is based in Budel-Dorplein, the Netherlands.

The company’s operations are located close to key customers and major transport hubs to facilitate reliable and efficient delivery of raw materials and distribution of finished products.

Nyrstar’s operating business is wholly owned by Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and supply chain logistics companies. 

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