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The top 20 most influential people

The inclusion of those at the top of this year's hierarchy of mining's most influential was not debated within the Mining Journal offices but their positioning was the subject of vigorous discussion. Meanwhile, it was the activity at the margin – where individuals are included or omitted – that generated the most heated arguments.

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20. Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina: The arrival of pro-business Macri, in December last year, was a turning point for a country viewed as rich in minerals, but backwards in investment policy.