AngloGold Ashanti Board Appoints Alberto Calderon as CEO

AngloGold Ashanti’s Board has appointed Alberto Calderon as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer

One of the leading gold mining companies, AngloGold Ashanti, is proud to announce its latest executive move. Alberto Calderon takes on the position of the company’s Chief Executive Officer, taking over from the previous CEO, Nick Holland. Calderon holds a PhD in Economics, a Master of Philosophy in Economics and a Master of Economics from Yale University, as well as a Juris Doctor in Law and Bachelor of Economics from Andes University in Colombia. 

Calderon’s executive experience extends across the mining, petroleum and energy sectors. He holds extensive knowledge of the South African political and economic landscape, which he obtained while working as an executive for BHP as its President of Diamonds and Specialty Products (2006 - 2007), Group Executive and Chief Commercial Officer (2007 - 2011), and Group Executive and Chief Executive of Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development (2011 -2013). Calderon’s latest position - leading up to the role at AngloGold - was with Orica, a Melbourne-based, as the Chief Executive Officer since 2015 and board member since 2013.

‘I am delighted to welcome Alberto as CEO of AngloGold Ashanti following a comprehensive global search in which we considered several excellent candidates. We are confident that, in Alberto, we have the right person to lead this company forward and realise its outstanding potential, drawing on his huge leadership experience in the resources sector across a variety of geographies’, says Maria Ramos, Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti. 

Calderon says, ‘AngloGold Ashanti brings together a high-quality portfolio and a strong commitment to [delivering] social, environmental and shareholder value that I relate to strongly on a personal level. I think the company has an exciting future and I look forward to working with the Board and the AngloGold Ashanti team around the world to deliver on this potential’. 


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