Edgar Basto

Edgar Basto became BHP Billiton's asset president, WA Iron Ore in March 2016 after previously serving as vice president of production mines, Western Australian Iron Ore in 2015. The promotion made him the most senior executive for BHP in Western Australia. He had served as the acting president of copper at BHP from October 2014 to March 2015. Mr Basto has a Metallurgical Engineering degree from the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia and joined BHP in 1989. Since then he has held a number of roles in Cerro Matoso, Cerrejón and Tintaya. Between 2006 and 2014, Mr Basto was vice president of group health safety environment and community (HSEC) and sustainability; chief operating officer; vice president of operations at base metals; and asset president of Escondida.
Bio last updated 01 May 2019

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Total Shareholder Return as at 30/08/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
736 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
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President (since May 2019); (Acting President Oct 2018-Apr 2019)
Asset President, WA Iron Ore (since 2016)
Asset President, WA Iron Ore (since 2016)
Year started and most recent title


78 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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