Froydis has been involved in the extractives sector for nearly 20 years and throughout her career has challenged conventional thinking and looked to make a lasting positive different.
Being interested in both social and natural sciences, Froydis started her career in government, working for the European Commission on Climate Change and subsequently at the US Senate. Froydis joined Shell and gained over a decade of experience across the oil and gas business; holding a number of project and corporate positions around the world. She was also part of the very first sustainability team for Shell, reframing their approach to society.
She joined Anglo American to lead integrated planning for ‘mega projects’ – in Alaska, Brazil and Peru. She returned to her geology roots to become head of safety, sustainability, corporate affairs and compliance for the global exploration team.
Froydis is currently of group head of international and government relations responsible for country risk, stakeholder engagement and public policy areas such as climate change and human rights, as well as ensuring integrated government relations planning, geopolitical risk and scenario analysis across all levels of the organisation.
On a personal note, Froydis has always supported women in industry, has mentored a number of women throughout the years, and is actively involved in a number of education and women’s charities. Tangentially, she used to train guide dogs for the blind and is a qualified basketball and hockey referee.
Anglo American is a leading global mining company and its products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. The portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast-growing consumer-driven demands of developed and maturing economies.
Anglo American’s people are at the heart of the business.They drive innovative practices and leverage the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market products to customers around the world – safely, responsibly and sustainably.
As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers),copper, platinum group metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – Anglo American is a custodian of what are precious natural resources. The company works together with its business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.
As the miner strives to deliver attractive and sustainable returns to its shareholders, it is acutely aware of the potential value creation it can offer to a diverse range of stakeholders. Through Anglo American’s business activities – employing people, paying taxes to governments and procuring from host communities – the company makes a significant and positive contribution to the countries in which it operates. Beyond direct mining activities, Anglo American creates and sustains jobs, builds infrastructure, supports education and helps improve healthcare for employees and local communities.