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AMCI Appointed Former ABN Banker Harris Antoniou as CEO

AMCI Capital LP, a private-equity investor in coal and metals, appointed as its chief executive officer a former global head of energy, commodities and transportation at ABN Amro Group NV.

Harris Antoniou will lead AMCI from its offices in Zug, Switzerland, where the company will expand its presence, it said today in a statement.

Antoniou left Amsterdam-based ABN in August. The lender said last month it combined its agriculture, metals and energy commodities teams into one business.

AMCI, which was established in 1986 by Hans Mende and Fritz Kundrun, has a joint-venture partnership with Australia’s Aquila Resources Ltd. (AQA) to develop the West Pilbara iron-ore project. The proposed mine is too expensive and difficult to build and AMCI could sell its stake for $200 million, Credit Suisse Group AG said in a report earlier this month.

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