Anglogold Ashanti has appointed Kelvin Dushnisky as the CEO and Executive Director of the company. His appointment takes effect from September 1st 2018.
He replaces Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan who will be exiting the company by the end of August. Mr. Dushnisky joins Anglogold Ashanti from Barrick Gold Corporation where he serves as the President and Executive Director.
Chairman of Anglogold Ashanti Sipho Pityana said in a statement that Kelvin’s appointment brings to the fore ‘an impeccable set of values, deep understanding of operating a large, complex global portfolio of mining assets and projects.’
It added, “He will head a strong, cohesive team committed to executing AngloGold Ashanti’s strategy of sustainably improving returns, through disciplined capital allocation.”
Mr. Dushnisky held direct responsibility for Barrick’s overall business and the execution of its operating plans and strategic priorities, since his appointment as President of Barrick in 2015.
This role included oversight of Barrick’s activities across Australia, Africa, the Middle East, North America and South America.
He also held responsibility for Barrick’s relationships with host governments, local communities and other external stakeholders. Prior to this, Mr. Dushnisky held a range of progressively senior positions in Barrick since joining in 2002.
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