Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, also known as Venkat was on 9 May 2013 appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti. Venkat has remained with the Johannesburg headquartered AngloGold Ashanti for nine years. At present, he is the finance head of the company. Venkat replaced Mark Cutifani who quit in April 2013.
Venkat was the Chief Financial Officer at Ashanti Goldfields. Later, Ashanti Goldfields merged with the AngloGold Limited in May 2004, which eventually created AngloGold Ashanti. With the merger of these two companies, Venkat became the CFO of the combined company.
He held Associate Chartered Accountant degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid. The company announced that he will continue to hold the position of CFO at AngloGold Ashanti, till notified further.
AngloGold Ashanti is the gold mining company at international level. It has 20 operations on four continents. The company produced 3.944 million ounces of gold in 2012. In gold income, it generated 6.35 billion US dollar.