Mr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor has assumed the Presidency of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
Mr Addo-Kufuor, currently the Regional Chief Financial Officer of Newmont’s Africa operations, takes over from Mr Johan Ferreira who resigned as President of the Chamber, prior to his return to South Africa.
Mr. Addo-Kufuor has over the years held various senior roles in the Ghana Chamber of Mines and was, until recently, its First Vice President. In these roles he led and supported transformational changes and also represented the Chamber on various bodies within and outside Ghana. These include serving as the Chamber’s representative on the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources Advisory Council, and the Private Enterprises Federation Council of Ghana.
He also represented the Chamber in discussions with other Chambers of Mines in West African with the aim of establishing closer collaboration and alignment on the formation of a regional body.
Deeply passionate about the importance of the role of mining when properly supported and integrated with other sectors of the economy, Mr. Addo-Kufuor is expected to focus on facilitating deeper engagement and partnership with various stakeholders in championing the growth and development of the industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Sulemanu Koney, Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Mines welcomed Mr. Addo-Kufuor’s appointment stating that “we are honoured to welcome the knowledgeable and experienced Mr. Addo-Kufuor to lead the Chamber into the next phase of mining excellence. It is our expectation that under his leadership, the reputation of the mining industry will continue to improve in leaps and bounds.”
Mr Addo-Kufuor has over 19 years’ experience in the mining industry both within and outside Ghana. Prior to his current role as Regional Chief Financial Officer of Newmont Africa, he worked with AngloGold Ashanti, rising to become a Director of the company and serving as Vice President Corporate Affairs, and Head of Finance of AngloGold Ashanti West Africa Operations.
Mr Addo-Kufuor is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Charted Accountants Ghana. He holds an MBA from Henley Business School and a first class degree in Business Administration from the University of Ghana.
Mr Addo-Kufuor is married with children.