AngloGold Ashanti appoints Marcelo Godoy as chief technology officer


Marcelo joins AngloGold Ashanti from Newmont Corporation and takes over from Graham Ehm.

AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Marcelo Godoy as its new chief technology officer, starting 1 November. He will be taking over from Graham Ehm, executive vice president of group planning and technical, who retires at the end of the year.

Marcelo joins the mine from Newmont Corporation, where he is currently senior vice president of exploration. He joined Newmont in 2012 as group executive in technical services and was promoted to vice president of resource evaluation and mine planning in 2017 before taking up his current role. Prior to joining Newmont, he was mining sector leader for Golder Associates in South America and a director at Golder’s global board of directors.

He 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.

“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,” said AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon. “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.”

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