William Champion, who received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from UA in 1983, has joined the board of directors of the largest gold producer in Russia, Polyus Gold International Ltd

Champion also serves on the board of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., the largest publicly traded precious metals company in Peru. He has more than 30 years of mining experience, including 12 years at Rio Tinto, where he held a number of senior positions.

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