Accra, 27th February, 2015 – AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, is pleased to announce that Mr. Fred Attakumah, Managing Director of the Obuasi Mine, has assumed additional responsibility for Corporate Affairs at AGA.
Mr. Attakumah will also lead the company’s stakeholder engagement activities and will have full responsibility for managing the reputation of the company.
Mr. Attakumah has worked with AngloGold Ashanti for over 20 years. He rose through the ranks by dint of hard work and strong capabilities to become the Managing Director of Obuasi Mine.
Mr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, VP Corporate Affairs of AGA has expressed the desire to move on to pursue other professional interests.
Remarking on this recent appointment, Mr. David Noko, Executive Vice President Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti said he is pleased to have Mr. Attakumah supervising Corporate Affairs and relationships building with stakeholders of AGA.
“I have no doubt that Mr. Attakumah’s deep knowledge of the industry and years of experience at AGA, qualify him distinctly to manage our reputation with our stakeholders”.
Mr. Noko also described the outgoing VP Corporate Affairs of AGA, Mr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor as “an outstanding member of the team who will be missed” and wished him well in his future endeavors
Mr. Addo-Kufuor expressed delight at the opportunity to have served the company for 18 years, saying his stay at AGA was very eventful and fruitful.
“I am moving on full of very fond memories of AGA and I feel glad to have been able to make my contribution to the company,” he said.
The Senior Vice President of AGA Ghana, Mark Morcombe, expressed the company’s gratitude to Mr. Addo-Kufuor for selflessly leading the corporate affairs team and working with senior management and the board to position the company positively in the minds of its stakeholders.
“Kwame has given the company the greater and, I will add, the best part of his working life and we wish him the best in his future endeavours,” he said.
About AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining company and the world’s third largest gold producer. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 20 operations on four continents and one of the gold industry’s most successful exploration teams which work across both the established and new gold producing regions of the world. This includes land positions in Colombia, Guinea and Australia, among others. AngloGold Ashanti employed 61,242 people, including contractors, in 2011 and produced 4.33Moz of gold, generating $6.6bn in gold income. Capital expenditure in 2011 amounted to $1.5bn. As at 31 December 2011, AngloGold Ashanti’s Ore Reserve totalled 75.6Moz.
The primary listing of the company’s ordinary shares is on the JSE Limited (JSE). Its ordinary shares are also listed on stock exchanges in London and Ghana, as well as being quoted in New York in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs), in Australia, in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs) and in Ghana, in the form of Ghanaian Depositary Shares (GhDSs).
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