Joshua Mortoti is a Mechanical and Mining Engineer with over 26 years’ experience in the mining industry. His areas of expertise include managing mine operations, engineering, strategic planning and business development.
Additionally, he is knowledgeable in energy management and accounting. He joined Gold Fields in April 2021 as Vice President – Operations for the West Africa Region and became the Acting EVP and Head of the Region on 1 January 2022.
Prior to joining Gold Fields, Josh spent 15 years with Newmont, working in various senior managerial and executive roles, including General Manager of the Akyem Mine, General Manager – Operational Services, Mine Manager of the Ahafo Mine, Regional Business Planning Director, as well as Regional Capital and Energy Manager.
Mr. Mortoti was also the Business Development Manager for AngloGold Ashanti’s West Africa operations. He previously served on the technical committees of Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Ghana Standards Board and the Energy Commission. He was involved in developing Ghana’s power regulatory framework and led the technical team to define guidelines for bulk customers and tariff setting. He was formerly the Chairperson of the Energy and Technical Committees of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
He holds an MBA, Henley Management College, UK; MSc Mining Engineering, University of Mines and Technology; BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Executive Leadership Programmes at Denver University – USA, Imperial College – UK and Wits University – South Africa; Chartered Management Accountant, CIMA CGMA; Member of Ghana Institution of Engineering.
Mr. Attakumah has more than thirty years of experience in the mining industry, spanning project development, operations management, sustainability, and corporate affairs.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Henley Business School (UK)
Prior to joining Asante, he was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asanko Gold Ghana Limited.
He has also held several senior executive roles including Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited and Vice President of Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti’s operations in Ghana.
Angela List is the Chief Executive of Nguvu Holdings, a group of mining companies in West Africa. Prior to this, she has been the Executive Director of the BCM Group, a group of mining contracting companies, in charge of Finance and Administration for over 25 years. She also worked with KPMG where she distinguished herself and at that early stage of her professional career, led teams and successfully carried out assignments on of some of the major Ghanaian and international companies, including financial institutions.
Angela has built most of her professional career within the mining industry and is a highly regarded figure.
She was solely responsible in successfully engineering a small family-owned private enterprise which had little or no access to raising equity capital to increase its total asset value of about US$ 21 million in 2001 to over US$ 750 million. In the same manner, revenue skyrocketed from about US$ 20 million to over US$ 500 million under her steady leadership.
Angela was also instrumental in driving the expansion base of the company across the African sub-region.
In 2016, Angela decided to go solely from contract mining into owning and operation of mines. The mining businesses under Nguvu Holdings were therefore established to acquire, own and operate mining rights. Nguvu Holdings currently operates and manages mines in Ghana, Mali and Niger, with advanced projects in Ghana and Burkina Faso and exploration permits in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia.
The success of Angela has not only been in her ability to raise finance but also in her ability to manage the funds in such a manner that repayment of loans are entirely satisfactory to the group’s financiers. She has built trust among financiers and other stakeholders. Angela has very good relations with government authorities and local communities.
Angela is also a family woman and a mother of two lovely children.
Angela holds an Executive MBA certificate from Manchester University, PLD Program, Harvard University and Bsc. Business Administration from University of Ghana
Some of Angela’s notable achievements include successfully negotiating a settlement with AngloGold Ashanti over an early termination under the Bibiani Contract; successfully bidding the contract for the execution of contract mining at Damang Gold Mine Project and Tarkwa Gold Mining Project, both valued at US$ 1.2 billion and successfully negotiated settlements with Persues mining and Shandong Iron and steel over early termination under their respective contracts.
Others are successfully negotiated the company’s joint venture arrangement with Al Own for a contract mining project in Jordan estimated at US$ 1 billion; successfully negotiated and closed a US$ 100 million equipment facility with CAT Financial Services Corporation and successfully bid and closed the acquisitions of Adamus resources; Segala Mining SA from Endeavour Mining Limited and successfully negotiated the acquisition of 80% of the shares in SML with the government of Niger.
Mr. Sulemanu Koney is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines the former Director for Analysis, Research and Finance. As a Director, he managed the industry’s engagements with stakeholders in the development of supply chain regimes, addressed security concerns and technical issues of the industry, in addition to the core scope of his portfolio.
Mr. Sulemanu Koney is a founding member of the Steering Committee of Ghana’s Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). The Ghana EITI (GHEITI) provides a platform for the sharing of information among government, civil society and the companies on the Extractive industry.
Mr. Koney serves on the Boards of both private and public institutions, including the Board of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) of Ghana and the University of Mines and Technology. Before joining the Chamber, he worked with Shell Ghana Ltd. Mr. Koney is a Chemical Engineer.