AngloGold Ashanti CFO Christine Ramon set to retire after difficult year

After her retirement in June, Christine plans to devote more time in the near term to her children.

AngloGold Ashanti CFO Christine Ramon has announced that she intends to retire at the end of June, after more than seven years with the company.

“I am thankful and proud of my work and achievements at AngloGold Ashanti, and of the exceptional team I’ve worked alongside during that time,” Christine says. “This has been a difficult decision for me but given that I tragically lost my husband to Covid-19 last year, I now need to devote more time in the near term to my two children.”

She also thanked the AngloGold Ashanti team and board, and wished them “every success in the future”.

Christine joined the mining company in October 2014 when she was appointed as its CFO. In 2016, she won the Finance & Technology Award at the CFO Awards, and in 2018 she was named CFO of the Year. From September 2020 to August 2021 she served as interim CEO before returning to her role as CFO. During her time with AngloGold Ashanti, she also served as a director of the World Gold Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals.

In a statement, AngloGold Ashanti chairperson Maria Ramos and CEO Alberto Calderon expressed the company’s “deep gratitude to Christine for her significant contribution” to the company.

“Christine has had a long and successful tenure as CFO and leaves behind a strong balance sheet and a hard-earned tradition of disciplined capital allocation. She has also led this company as interim CEO through a challenging operating environment and during an exceptionally difficult time for her personally, showing courage, commitment and resilience that will remain a lasting legacy of her tenure,” Maria said. “We wish her every happiness as she spends time with her family, and every success in the years ahead.”

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