Title: Principal, business development
Business: global mining group
Total employees: 10,000
Reporting directly: 10
Simon Trott led the team that negotiated the transaction documents for the Hope Downs joint venture. The transaction received widespread recognition in the financial press and was a significant transaction for the Rio Tinto group of companies on a global scale during the past year. Hope Downs JV is currently developing the Hope Downs mine and associated facilities.
• An ability to communicate your goals and motivates others to buy into that vision.
• Success requires persistence and preparation.
• Fully leverage all possible advantages at your disposal and apply these to each and every situation.
Mr Trott went through the IMD International Business School of Lausanne (Switzerland) ‘building on talent’ program. He holds a graduate diploma in finance and investment from the Securities Institute.
Mr Trott says he is involved in fostering interactions between companies and the local communities.
“Delegate tasks but don’t abdicate responsibility.”