CRU has announced the appointment of Frank Nikolic as its new Vice President, North America, within its Base & Battery Metals team.

In this newly created role, Frank will be responsible for providing thought leadership and industry guidance, drawing on the team’s extensive data and industry expertise across its commodity portfolio. He will have a particular focus on the energy transition and how firms should respond over the next decade to navigate the challenges and maximize the strategic opportunities it creates.

This appointment is the latest in a string of senior hires by CRU as it continues to grow its Base & Battery Metals expertise.

Prior to joining CRU, Frank spent over two decades in various leadership roles at both INCO and Vale, including managing commercial operations, market intelligence, strategic planning and commercial digital transformation.

Simon Morris, Head of Base Metals, CRU, comments:

“Frank joins us at what is undoubtedly a critical time for the Base Metals sector; decarbonisation, economic volatility and geopolitical tensions are redefining the future for mined commodities. Frank has exceptionally deep sectoral expertise that will be crucial in helping us support clients as they seek to navigate these issues, and future proof themselves for tomorrow.”

Frank Nikolic, Vice President - North America, CRU, comments:

“It’s clear that CRU is committed to its mission of becoming the industry’s premier data and market intelligence provider. I am excited to take part in this journey and to play a role in reaching this shared goal.

“The last couple of years have brought unprecedented levels of change across the sector. Change will continue and our space is becoming increasingly uncertain and dynamic. I am thrilled to be taking this forward-looking role where I can build intelligence partnerships with our clients and leverage the world-class data and analytics of CRU to help them position for the future.”