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Glencore CEO Tells Investors He’ll Retire in 3 to 5 Years

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Glencore CEO Said to Tell Investors He’ll Retire in 3 to 5 Years

Ivan Glasenberg, who built Glencore Plc into a dominant force in commodities trading and became the face of the industry, told investors he plans to retire in three to five years, according to people familiar with the matter.

Glasenberg discussed his succession plan in recent meetings and said he has started training three to four front runners as the next chief executive officer, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the conversations were private. Glasenberg, who turns 62 in January, anticipates retiring between the ages of 65 and 67, and believes the next leader should come from a younger generation, the people said. A spokesman for Glencore declined to comment.