Newmont Appoints New Finance Officer, Director

Newmont Africa has announced the appointment of Kwame Addo-Kufuor and Robert Agbozo to its Africa Regional Leadership Team.

A press statement released by Newmont Ghana and signed by its Director of External Affairs and Communication, Adiki O. Ayitevie stated that Kwame Addo-Kufuor has assumed the position of Regional Chief Financial Officer (RCFO) with accountability for the Region’s finance, business planning, tax, internal audit and information technology services.

It said Robert Agbozo has been appointed Senior Director, Legal Affairs with responsibility for the region’s legal and ethics compliance services.

Prior to joining Newmont, Kwame was the Vice President, Corporate Affairs of AngloGold Ashanti where he held various leadership roles, including Head of Finance-West Africa Division, Senior Manager (Financial Reporting) at the Corporate Office in Johannesburg and a Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Ltd.

Kwame also worked with Price Waterhouse London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana.

He has held various senior positions in the mining industry in Ghana, including First Vice President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

Robert Agbozo, who will have oversight responsibility for Newmont Africa’s Legal Function, also assumes the role of Board Secretary to Newmont Ghana Gold Limited and Newmont Golden Ridge Limited’s Board of Directors.

Prior to taking up his new role, Robert was the Manager, Legal Affairs.

Robert was previously an Associate Legal Counsel at Reindorf Chambers, an Accra law firm and also worked with the British Council in various management roles, including Regional HR Change Project Manager for East and West Africa.

‘The appointment of Kwame Addo-Kufuor and Robert Agbozo aligns with our Regional Inclusion and Diversity strategy of increasing the representation of nationals in Newmont Africa’s senior leadership positions,’ said Johan Ferreira, the Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont Mining Corporation’s Africa Operations.

‘Kwame and Robert bring on broad experience in diverse areas that supports the company’s strategy of running a sustainable business that creates shared value for its stakeholders.’

Africa is one of five core operating districts of Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the largest gold companies in the world. Newmont Africa holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine in the Brong-Ahafo Region and the Akyem Mine in the Eastern Region. The company employs approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at its Ahafo Mine.

BY Melvin Tarlue

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