- Work Position: Director, Geology and Mineral Exploration
Chris is an Executive Director of Minecon Resources and Services Limited (MINECON), responsible for Geology and Mineral Exploration. Prior to joining MINECON in July 2018, Chris was the General Manager for Namoya Mining SA, (a subsidiary of Banro Corporation which is a Canadian Gold mining company with two wholly-owned producing mines (Twangiza and Namoya) and two wholly-owned advancing gold exploration projects and many other extensive gold exploration portfolios in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He was involved in the redesign of the Namoya gold mine project and development to commissioning and operation. Up until July 2013, Chris championed the exploration project of the Twangiza mine from grass root as Chief Geologist, taking it through scoping, pre-feasibility and full-feasibility studies. He was part of the project development team and rose through the ranks of Mineral Resource Manager to Deputy General Manager when the mine went into production.
Before joining Banro Corporation in August 2004, Chris was an exploration Geologist with Ashanti Goldfields (now AngloGold Ashanti), and worked extensively on the company’s exploration projects in Ghana, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire, with a stint in Guinea.
Chris has 24 years-experience in the gold exploration and mining industry. He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Geology with Physics from the University of Ghana, an MBA (Finance) with MERIT from the University Leicester Business School, United Kingdom, and the Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (MMCC) from the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission of Ghana. Chris is a Member and a Chartered Professional (Geology) of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM-CP), a Fellow of the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM), and a Member of the Ghana Institute of Geoscientists (GhIG).