anglogoldashantiANA reports that gold producer AngloGold Ashanti said on Monday that its chief executive officer Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) had resigned.  

This was after he accepted an offer to become CEO of diversified resources group Vedanta.  "A global search for the new CEO is underway, with a sub-committee of the Board formed to evaluate internal and external candidates.  It is the Board’s intention that a successor will have been identified before Venkat’s departure," AngloGold Ashanti said in a statement.

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