February 8, 2024: Guido Janssen has been appointed global CEO of the Nyrstar Group effective February 2.
Janssen (pictured) was previously co-CEO of the group, with operational responsibility for European and US activities, including operating the German lead production plant Stolberg — acquired from Ecobat in 2022.
Dale Webb, who had been co-CEO alongside Janssen since December 2022, has resigned for personal reasons.
However, Nyrstar said Webb would continue to support Janssen and colleagues until the end of March.
Australian operational and functional leaders will report to Janssen while a review of reporting structures is completed, Nyrstar said.
Nyrstar, which is a subsidiary of Trafigura, the mining giant, is a multi-metals mining and smelting company that is a market leader in the production of zinc and lead metal.
Last September, Nyrstar Australia said it was considering options to expand its battery recycling operations backed by South Australia’s state government.