Jakob Stausholm

CEO at Rio Tinto


Jakob Stausholm is currently the CEO at Rio Tinto. Jakob has previously held various notable positions such as being a member of the board of advisors at IBM, the chief finance officer at A.P. Moller - Maersk, and a non-executive board member and chairman of the audit committee at Statoil. Jakob Stausholm has also been with Shell for over 20 years, where they started as vice president of finance for Shell Exploration & Production Asia Pacific.

Jakob Stausholm has a Master's degree in Economics from Københavns Universitet - University of Copenhagen. Jakob has also attended the Maersk design thinking workshop at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the top hundred leadership program at Harvard Business School, various leadership courses at IMD, and the Shell leadership program at INSEAD.

Simon Trott - Chief Executive, Iron Ore, Isabelle Deschamps - Chief Legal & External Affairs Officer, and Arnaud Soirat - Chief Operating Officer report to Jakob Stausholm.


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