AngloGold Ashanti has announced the appointment of Marcelo Godoy as Chief Technology Officer, effective November 1st, 2021.
Marcelo joins from Newmont Corporation, where he is currently Senior Vice President, Exploration. Marcelo will replace Graham Ehm, Executive Vice President: Group Planning & Technical, who retires at the end of this year, after 30 years with AngloGold Ashanti and its predecessor, Australia’s Acacia Resources, which AngloGold acquired in 1999.
With over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, Marcelo, a Mining Engineer, holds a Master’s degree in Geostatistics from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, and a PhD in Strategic Mine Planning from the WH Bryan Mining Geology Centre, in Australia.
Alberto Calderon, AngloGold Ashanti’s Chief Executive Officer, says, “Marcelo brings to AngloGold Ashanti deep experience in resource modelling, mine planning and project development, as well as a track record in leading technical teams and introducing technology to drive sustainable competitive advantage. He is a key addition to the leadership team, which will be working hard in the coming months to improve our operating performance, cost position and project delivery, as well as the predictability and reliability of our forecasts.”