|Born||Michael Lawrence Davis
15 February 1958
|Nationality||British / South African|
|Education||Theodor Herzl School|
|Alma mater||Rhodes University|
|Title||Chief Executive of Xstrata plc|
Michael Lawrence Davis (born 1958) is a South African/British businessman. He served as the Chief Executive of Xstrata plc, an Anglo-Swiss multinational mining company until its merger with Glencore International Plc in 2013
He has been Chief Executive of Xstrata since October 2001.
He was a Senior Manager with accountants Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co from 1980-1986. Davis was an Executive Director of South African state-owned Eskom, one of the world’s largest electricity utilities, before joining Gencor Ltd in 1994. He served as Executive Chairman of Ingwe Coal Corporation Ltd from 1995, until appointed in July 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of Billiton plc.
In 2009, Davis and his wife Barbara were appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Kew Foundation, which supports the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
His wife Barbara is a solicitor. They live in London with their three children, Sarah, Ronit and Eitan.
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