Mr. Venkatakrishnan, ‘Venkat’, served as CEO of Vedanta Resources plc – the world’s sixth largest diversified natural resources company – from 2018-2020. He was CEO of AngloGold Ashanti Limited the global gold producer between 2013-2018, having previously been CFO of the business from 2005, and of Ashanti Goldfields Limited from 2000. His earlier career was as an accountant and restructuring specialist with Deloitte & Touche in UK and India. Venkat is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and a commerce graduate. He brings an exceptional skill set has been a CEO and CFO of global natural resources companies for two decades. Venkat serves as an Independent non-executive director of Weir Group plc, Blackrock World Mining Trust Plc and Roscan Gold Corporation.