Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

Date Founded



76 Jeppe Street,Newtown,Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Non-Energy Mining & Minerals
Metal Manufacturing & Products

Company Description

AngloGold Ashanti, one of the world’s foremost gold exploration, mining and marketing companies, holds a portfolio of operations and projects on four continents, and has a worldwide exploration programme. We work across the full spectrum of the mining value chain, and are concerned with the impact of our activities on the diverse communities and environments in which we operate. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations in 10 countries. Major development projects are Tropicana located in Australia, Kibali in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and La Colosa in Colombia. Our extensive brownfield, greenfield and marine exploration programmes extend to 12 countries, in both established and new gold-producing regions through managed and nonmanaged joint ventures, strategic alliances and wholly owned ground holdings. We have an interest in Rand Refinery in South Africa, and own and operate the Queiroz refinery in Brazil. The group is managed according to four geographic regions, namely: South Africa, which comprises two mining areas and associated infrastructure – namely West Wits and Vaal River, which together comprise six deep-level mining operations and surface operations. In July 2012, AngloGold Ashanti concluded the acquisition of First Uranium (Pty) Limited, the owner of Mine Waste Solutions, which operates in the Vaal River area of South Africa. Continental Africa, which comprises the operations in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia and Tanzania, as well as projects in the DRC. Americas, comprising operations in Argentina, Brazil and the USA, as well as projects in Colombia. AngloGold Ashanti concluded the acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in Serra Grande in Brazil during the year. Australasia, which currently focuses on a mine and a project in Australia.

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Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Chief Operating Officer, International

Chief Operating Officer, South Africa

Executive Vice President, Group Human Resources

Executive Vice President-Strategy & Business Development

Executive Vice President-Group Planning & Technical

Executive Vice President-Sustainable Development

Executive Vice President-Legal, Commercial & Governance & Company Secretary

Senior Vice President, Strategic Technical Group

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.

Head, Special Committee Practice at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Former Managing Director-Corporate Finance Retail Group at Morgan Stanley

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

Former Group Finance Director at The BOC Group Ltd.

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Former Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer at Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

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Heaven-Sent Capital Management Group Co., Ltd., Village Main Reef Ltd. purchase Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. /Kopanang Mine from Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

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Harmony Gold Mining Co., Ltd. purchases Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. /Moab Khotsong Operations from Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

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Asanko Gold, Inc. purchases Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. /Miradani Gold Project from Anglogold Ashanti Ltd.

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