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Business News of Thursday, 12 March 2015

Source: Newmont Ghana

Newmont appoints Addo-Kufuor, Agbozo to Africa leadership team

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

Kwame Addo-Kufuor is to assume the position of Regional Chief Financial Officer (RCFO) with accountability for the Region’s Finance, Business Planning, Tax, Internal Audit and Information Technology services while Robert Agbozo is to become Senior Director, Legal Affairs with responsibility for the Region’s Legal and Ethics Compliance services.

Prior to joining Newmont, Mr Addo-Kufuor 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 Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Ltd.

He 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.

Mr 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.

He 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 broad experience in diverse areas that supports the company’s strategy of running a sustainable business that creates shared value for its stakeholders.”

Newmont’s global inclusion and diversity efforts are geared toward ensuring equitable representation of women and nationals across the organisation.

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