Rothschild & Co names former Rio Tinto chairman as senior adviser

Simon Thompson (Image courtesy of Rio Tinto.)

Financial advisory firm Rothschild & Co said it has appointed Simon Thompson, former chairman of mining giant Rio Tinto Plc, as its senior adviser.

Thompson, who has also served as chairman at Africa-focused Tullow Oil and private equity company 3i Group, will take over the role at Rothschild from December. 1.

He will focus on the development of its global mining and natural resources segment and its investor advisory business, the company said in a statement dated November. 21.

“He (Thompson) is an experienced and thoughtful adviser, and his guidance will be of immense value to our Global Advisory clients as they navigate today’s challenging business environment,” said Robert Leitão, managing partner of Rothschild & Co.

(By Amna Karimi; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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