Tom Butler

President and Chief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

Tom Butler became President and CEO of ICMM in July 2015. Before joining ICMM, Tom spent 18 years with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in the infrastructure and natural resource teams, with much of that time focused on mining and power projects in Africa. From 2011, Tom was Global Head of Mining, where he led a multidisciplinary team of specialists responsible for IFC’s financing of mining exploration and development in emerging market countries, all in accordance with IFC’s environmental and social Performance Standards. Tom began his career as an officer in the British army. Prior to joining IFC, he was a project manager and engineer with oil and gas industry service companies Technip and Schlumberger. During his career, Tom has worked on projects in more than 30 countries, and lived in seven. He holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University in the UK, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

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