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Mark Cutifani
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14th May 2010
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Full Name: Mark Cutifani

Position: CEO of AngloGold Ashanti since 2007

Main Activity of Company: Gold mining and refining

Date and Place of Birth: May 2, 1958, Australia

Education: Bachelor of Engineering (mining engineering (first class honours), University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 1982

First Job: Trainee miner, from 1976 to 1982

Size of First Pay Packet: A$126

Current Pay: R20,9-million in 2009 (according to AngloGold Ashanti’s annual report)

Value of Assets under Your Control: $16-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 63 000

Management Style: Open, transparent and people focused

Prior Employment: CVRD Inco, Sons of Gwalia, Normandy Mining, Western Mining Corporation, Savage Resources, Kalgoorlie Gold Mines and Coalcliff

Personal Best Achievement: Seven children

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Elliot Jaques

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Nelson Mandela

Businessperson Who Impresses You Most: Jack Welch

Philosophy of Life: No regrets

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Leading AngloGold Ashanti

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Living with fatalities in mining

Hope for the Future: Zero fatalities in mining

Favourite Reading: HG Wells

Favourite TV Programme: Fawlty Towers

Favourite Food/Drink: Steak/good red wine

Favourite Music: Beatles

Favourite Sport: Cricket

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, sport and movies

Car: Maserati

Pets: Two dogs and two cats

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Discrimination in all its forms

Most Innovative Recent Initiative: Teaming up with diamond producer De Beers South Africa to explore and ultimately mine the continental shelf

Most Interesting Recent Comment: AngloGold Ashanti does not plan to split its operations into two separate entities in the near future (Mining Weekly)

Married: To Luana

Clubs: None

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu


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