Weir Group beefs up board with two new directors

Glasgow-based mining and engineering giant Weir Group announced on Monday that Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan and Ben Magara will join its board as non-executive directors on January 19, 2021.

“Both Srinivasan, who is popularly known as Venkat, and Ben have extensive experience leading global mining businesses,” said Weir.

“Venkat has previously served as CEO of both Vedanta Resources plc, the diversified global natural resources company, and AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the world’s largest gold producers. 

“Ben served as CEO of platinum producer Lonmin plc, having previously held a number of senior roles for Anglo American plc.”

Weir chairman Charles Berry said: “I look forward to welcoming both Venkat and Ben to the board. 

“They bring a wealth of highly relevant experience to Weir as we transform into a focused, premium mining technology business. 

“In addition to their extensive and diverse industry knowledge, Venkat and Ben also share a passion for innovative engineering and its vital role in making mining operations more sustainable and efficient.”