File: Maria Ramos.
JOHANNESBURG - Maria Ramos has been appointed AngloGold Ashanti board chairperson.
She replaces ANC stalwart and businessman Sipho Pityana.
Ramos chaired the Absa board for a decade before retiring in February last year.
She is been a director at AngloGold Ashanti since May last year.
The mining giant says Pityana chaired the board over a time when AngloGold Ashanti followed a clear strategy of capital discipline and improved sustainability.