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Ghana Chamber of Mines elects new President, executives

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has elected and inducted a new President, Joshua Mortoti, Executive Vice President and Head of West Africa for Gold Fields.

Mr. Mortoti takes over from Eric Asubonteng, Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi who served two terms in the last four years. General Manager of Chirano Gold Mines, George Nutor and Managing Director of Adamus Resources, Ms. Angela List were also elected first and second Vice Presidents respectively.

Accepting the mantel of leadership, Mr. Mortoti expressed the hope that the mines would continue to work together “to drive the agenda of a responsible and sustainable mining in Ghana that provides enduring value to host communities, government, and investors.”

“Taking up such a role in these times of global uncertainty coupled with domestic socio-economic challenges is quite a daunting task, but surmountable with the support of every one of you within the industry. It is therefore an honour and pleasure to serve as the President of our beloved Chamber and to lead its engagements and advocacy for the next two years,” said Mr. Mortoti.

About Joshua Mortoti

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.

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