Business News of Monday, 2 March 2015
Fred Attakumah, Managing Director of the Obuasi Mine of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, has assumed additional responsibility for Corporate Affairs at the mining firm.
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.