Elliot Spitz has joined Noble Group as executive vice-president and been appointed president of Noble Resources SA.

He will maintain his principle offices in Lausanne. Spitz has over 25 years experience in the commodity trading business with Primary, Phibro and for the last six years, was the CEO of commodity group Crown Resources.

Spitz, who has considerable experience in South America, Eastern Europe as well as the US and Asia, will report to Richard Elman, and will be responsible for project development and new business.