Frederick Attakumah has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry and is currently an Executive Director, with responsibility for Corporate Affairs, of Asanko Gold Ghana Limited.
He was previously the first Vice President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and concurrently served as a member of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Federation. As regards international bilateral trade, Fred recently completed his term as President of the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) which saw establishment of strategic partnerships and deepening of private sector relations between Ghana and Canada, enhanced visibility of the CGCC and a phenomenal growth in its membership.
Fred has held other senior management roles including Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Vice President – Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti’s operations in Ghana and General Manager – Engineering Services, among others. His management experience spans operations, projects and sustainability.
Fred holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (KNUST, Ghana), a Master of Business Administration degree (Henley Business School, UK), and is an alumnus of the Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program (University of Pennsylvania, USA) as well as the Harvard Business School’s Creating Shared Value Program (Harvard University, USA).
He belongs to a number of professional associations including the Institute of Directors (UK), the Chartered Management Institute (UK), the Project Management Institute (USA), the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), the Association of Energy Engineers (USA), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Engineering (USA) and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada.