Outgoing AngloGold Ashanti CEO pays farewell courtesy visit to Asantehene

The Asantehene in a pose with Venkat (3rd from right): also in the picture are David Noko (2nd from right); Eric Asubonteng (2nd from left); Nana Ampofo Bekoe (left); and Kofi Gamor (right)

The outgoing CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, Srinivasan Venkatrikrishnan (Venkat) has paid a farewell visit on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace.

The visit was to officially inform the Asantehene of his departure from the company after eighteen years with the company, of which five years was spent as CEO of the global mining giant.

He was accompanied by the Executive Vice-President of Sustainability, David Noko; Managing Director of AGAG, Eric Asubonteng; Senior Manager, Sustainability of AGAG, Nana Ampofo-Bekoe; and Senior Manager of Security, Kofi Gamor.

This visit afforded Venkat the opportunity to express his personal gratitude and that of the company to the Asantehene for his immense support and guidance over the years, especially during his tenure as CEO of the company.

Venkat paid glowing tribute to the Asantehene whose guidance, he said, greatly contributed to the achievements he chalked up – particularly with the Obuasi Mine in the face of many challenges.

“I am encouraged that through your guidance, and with the support of a strong Board and Management at AGA, we have laid a strong foundation for continuity in rebuilding the Obuasi Mine into a world-class mine; and we have confidence that you will provide similar support to my successor,” he said.

The Asantehene wished Venkat the best in his future endeavours, assuring him that he will continue to offer the necessary pieces of advice toward redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine.