Asanko Gold Ghana has appointed Frederick Attakumah as its Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asanko Gold Ghana.
He assumes the role from today [July 2, 2019].
The former Managing Director, Josephat Zvaipa, will continue in his role as Chairman of the Asanko Gold Mine Joint Venture Committee.
He is also relocating to the Asanko Project Office in Johannesburg.
Mr. Frederick Attakumah has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry.
He has held a number of senior management roles including Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Asanko Gold Ghana, Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana), Vice President – Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti’s operations in Ghana and General Manager – Engineering Services, among others.
His management experience spans operations, projects and sustainability.
Fred has been a strong advocate for the positive role of the mining industry in the socio-economic development of African countries and the critical nature of a multi-stakeholder approach in realizing this vision.
Mr. Attakumah previously served as the first Vice President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and concurrently served as a member of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Federation.
In terms of international bilateral trade, he has also served as President of the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) during which period he led initiatives that resulted in establishment of strategic partnerships and deepening of private sector relations between Ghana and Canada.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (KNUST, Ghana), a Master of Business Administration degree (Henley Business School, UK), and is an alumnus of the Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program (University of Pennsylvania, USA) as well as the Harvard Business School’s Creating Shared Value Program (Harvard University, USA).
Commenting on the appointment, Greg McCunn, Chief Executive of Asanko Gold Inc., said: “I am delighted to welcome Fred as the new Managing Director of Asanko Gold Ghana. During his tenure as SVP Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Asanko, he has done a terrific job fostering strong relationships with our key stakeholders as well as developing our corporate social responsibility strategy and award-winning programmes, which are delivering tangible benefits and much needed social upliftment in the local communities surrounding our mine.”