Toni Aubynn is new CEO of Ghana Chamber of Mines
Posted on: 2011-Oct-06        Citi fm
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Dr. Toni Aubynn has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines effective October 1. He takes over from Dr. Joyce Aryee, who retires from the Chamber after 10 years of illustrious service.

Until his appointment, Dr Aubynn was the Director of Corporate Affairs for Tullow Ghana Limited, the operator of the Jubilee Oil Fields in Ghana, a position he held for 16 months.

According to a statement from Dan Owiredu, president of the Chamber, Dr. Aubynn brings very useful expertise and leadership to the mining industry with demonstrated ability to maintain constructive and strategic engagement with the various stakeholders in the industry.

Dr. Aubynn joins the Chamber with over 20 years working experience, over 14 of which have been in senior management positions in the extractive industries.

Prior to his Tullow appointment, Dr Aubynn worked for Gold Fields Ghana, the leading gold producer in Ghana as Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Development for over twelve years during which he successfully managed the image and reputation of the mining giant and ensured a positive engagement with the Company’s stakeholders at both national and regional levels.

He is credited with the provision of thought leadership in the development of Gold Fields Ghana’s community development funding vehicle, the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, and its strategic flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme, Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Development programme, popularly known as, SEED.

He also played a leading role in brokering Ghana’s first major corporate sponsorship of sports, with an initial $6. 4m sponsorship (for six years) of the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, the result of which included Ghana’s maiden qualification and impressive performances at the World Cup in 2006, and subsequent excellent performance by the team at continental and world stages.

Commenting on the appointment, Owiredu said, “I am really thrilled by the prospects that Toni is bringing to our collective effort at the Chamber following the sterling work of Dr Joyce Aryee.

“The industry has reached a critical stage in its evolution and I am delighted that in Toni we have a knowledgeable, dynamic, well-motivated person with excellent communication and influencing skills who already knows the industry so very well. ”