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Chamber Leadership

Mr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor has over 19 years’ experience in the mining industry both within and outside Ghana. He is currently the President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, having served variously as the First Vice and Second Vice President between 2010 and 2014.

Mr Addo-Kufuor represents the Ghana Chamber of Mines on the Private Enterprises Federation of Ghana and the Minerals Development Fund and until recently, was the Chamber’s representative on the Advisory Council for Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

Mr. Addo-Kufuor is currently the President of the General Assembly of the ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines. The Federation is an association of West African Chambers of Mines recently established to advocate for effective policies to promote sustainable and responsible mining, and to use the resources and capabilities of members to serve the needs of stakeholders within West Africa.

Mr. Addo-Kufuor is also currently the Regional Chief Financial Officer of Newmont’s Africa operations. Before joining Newmont, he was the Financial Controller of AngloGold Ashanti Africa. He had earlier served as Head of Finance of AngloGold Ashanti’s West Africa operations and served on the local boards of AngloGold Ashanti’s Ghana, Guinea and Mali mines as a Director.

Mr Addo-Kufuor is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Charted Accountants Ghana. He holds an MBA from Henley Business School and a first class degree in Business Administration from the University of Ghana.

Mr Toussaint Bamouni is the Executive Director of Burkina Chamber of mines since the 1st June 2017.

As a Director, he manage the permanent services of the chamber to serve the needs of members, to realize and achieve the objectives of the Executive Council. He manage also the chamber member’s engagements with the government in the development and the promotion of the mining sector.

Mr Toussaint BAMOUNI is currently the treasurer of the Executive Council of the ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines. As the first treasurer of the Federation for the next two years, he contributes with the Secretariat to set the financial system in place to support the Executive Council implement a successful take-off of ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines.

Before joining the Burkina Chamber of Mines, he was the Environment and Legislation manager of Cimburkina, a heidelbergcement Group new plant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and earlier the deputy project Manager.

He had earlier served as metallurgist and plant manager of the Poura gold mine for several years, the first country gold mine operated by Société de Recherches et d’Exploitation Minières du Burkina- SOREMIB.

He holds a Master I in geology science from Abidjan University – Cote d’Ivoire and Master II in mineral processing from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine – France.

Mr. Sulemanu Koney is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, having been promoted from the post of Director responsible for Analysis, Research and Finance. As a Director, he managed the industry’s engagements with Ghanaian stakeholders in the development of supply chain regimes, security and technical issues of the industry. Sulemanu is a founding member of the Steering Committee of Ghana’s Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). The EITI a body constituted, to ensure that extractive revenue and expenditure information are provided in a timely manner, and in an accessible and comprehensible format.

He served on the Boards of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) of Ghana and currently serves on the Council of the University of Mines and Technology as well as the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation. He had also previously worked with Shell Ghana Limited.

As the current Executive Director of the ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines, he heads the Secretariat to ensure that the objectives of the Federation are realized. The Federation has been established by Chambers & Mining Associations from the West Africa sub-region to, among others provide informed-leadership for effective solutions to mining-related issues.

He holds a B.Sc Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and a MBA, International Business from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.

After elementary studies, after which he successively obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and in Biology, Mr. Chaikou Yaya Diallo pursued a graduate studies in Economics and Finance.

He worked as an Administrator at the Directorate of Economic and Financial Affairs at the Presidency of the Republic of Guinea (December 1974-January 1976).

Subsequently and after an additional 2 years of training in the aluminium industry (bauxite mines, alumina plants, aluminium smelters, power plants and central administration) in large industrial groups in Europe (Switzerland , Germany and France) and International Relations at the University of Geneva, he held senior positions in several mining companies in Guinea including Friguia (Alumina), from 1980 to 1989, the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) of From 1990 to 1996 and from 2000 to 2015, the National Agency for the Development of Mining Infrastructures from 1996 to 2000. During his stay at the CBG, Mr. Diallo coordinated, among other things, the negotiations between the employers and the trade union which led to setting of a new collective agreement for the Mining, Quarrying and Mining industries in 1995.

In addition, Mr DIALLO served as the chairman of the Steering Committee to fight against HIV constituted by the CMG since 2003, as a framework for consultation that allows member companies to pool their efforts to find an appropriate response to the ravages caused by the AIDS pandemic in the mining areas of Guinea. In this capacity, he coordinated the implementation of several projects initiated in partnership with USAID, the World Bank (MAP Project, in collaboration with the CNLS), Partner Against Aids / France, GIZ (German Development Cooperation), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Health in Business / France. Since 2015, the Steering Committee has evolved into a Health Project now dealing with other diseases such as malaria, Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Diabetes.

Mr Chaïkou Yaya DIALLO has been the Executive Director of the Guinea Chamber of Mines (CMG) since July 2016, which today brings together fifty of the largest companies in the Guinean formal sector.

In July 2017, Mr. Diallo was elected President of the Executive Council of the Federation of Chambers of Mines of ECOWAS (EFEDCOM), to serve for two(2) year term.

Tidiane René Barry has been President of the Chamber of Mines of Burkina-CMB since January 16, 2017. He represents the mining company IAMGOLD Essakane SA within the institution since its creation. He is also President and founding member of the local chapter of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum-ICM.

Mr Tidiane BARRY is a founder member of ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines. The Federation is an association of West African Chambers of Mines recently established to advocate for effective policies to promote sustainable and responsible mining, and to use the resources and capabilities of members to serve the needs of stakeholders within West Africa.

Tidiane occupies the mining company IAMGOLD Essakane as Director of Corporate Affairs and Supply Chain. He joined the IAMGOLD mining company in 2009 and contributed to the development of the country’s first world-class mine, leader in health and safety and CSR.

Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Mr. Barry worked for several years with the mining company Orezone Resources in Canada and Burkina Faso as a Financial Analyst and then Executive Director.

He holds a B.A.A from the University of Quebec at Montreal-UQAM and an MBA from Pittsburg State University in the United States and is active in several organizations working to promote and develop the mining sector.

Arc Chidi Okoli is an Abuja based Chartered Architect, the MD/CEO of Clinarc Associates, a Consortium of Architects, Engineers, Planners and Project Managers with sphere of professional sphere across Nigeria and beyond. He has had over 13years of active Chamber business and experience.

He was born 53years ago and is from Arondizuogu, Ideato North Local Government Area, Imo State of Nigeria.

He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu Campus) where he studied Architecture, between 1981 – 1988, and obtained the degrees of B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc (Arch) Nig. respectively. He has been the Vice President (Mines) of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the past 6years, having previously been a Council Member of the Chambers before becoming the VP (Mines).

Arc Chidi Okoli is one of the pioneer members of the Ecowas Federation of Chambers of Mines (EFEDCOM) having participated actively in drafting the constitution of EFEDCOM and is currently on the Executive Council of this Regional Body. He is also the face of Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry on the Association of Chamber of Mines and other Mining Associations in Africa (ACMMAA).

Mr. Ejinkeonye has strong family roots in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and over 15 years of broad-based Chamber experience.

Born in Kaduna State on 13th October 1964 and raised in Onitsha, Anambra State, the Commercial Nerve Center of the South-Eastern Nigeria. He is a graduate of Accounting from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and a Certified National Accountant. Currently, a National Vice President of the umbrella body of the Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria (National Association Of Chambers Of Commerce, Industry, Mines And Agriculture(NACCIMA) and a Council Member of the Consolidation Of Northern States Chambers Of Commerce, Industry, Mines And Agriculture(CONSCCIMA). He brought Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry into the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce, China as the only Nigerian Chamber presently a member.

Born in 1978 in Conakry, he obtained a degree in Economics and Social Studies in 1995 in France. He had a double degree at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Politiques (HEP) and l’ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEI) in France, where he respectively obtained a degree in Political Science and International Relations.

In 1999, Malick continued his education at the Institute of Higher Ecomomic and Commercial Studies (INSEEC) in Paris where he obtained a Masters in Finance and Capital Markets.

At the end of his studies, he decided to return to his country to contribute to its development.

He initially joined the Ernest and Young audit firm where he rose to become the Director of Audit, specialized in mining issues. In this capacity he audited the mining companies of the place (ACG SA, now RUSAL, Ex Friguia, SAG, AREDOR). He was responsible for auditing of accounts and advisory under IFRS, US GAAP and CECA. He led countless/numerous audit missions in the mining sector in African countries (Audit of gemstones in Madagascar, Somika’s IFRS audit group, restructuring of the Gecamines in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Belgium, auditing of Goldfields in Ghana, Advisor to Rio Tinto for the Simandou Project).

In 2008, he left Ernest & Young to join the Simandou Project (Rio Tinto) as Financial Controller where he set up a young and dynamic accounting team of Guineans where he actively participated in the discussions of the basic agreement with the Government. In 2010, he was appointed Director of Legal, Tax and Treasury for Joint Venture discussions between Rio Tinto and Chinalco.

In 2011, with a view to enriching and extending his professional experience, Malick joined the Xstrata group on the Zanaga Iron Project in Congo as Financial Director. In this capacity, he actively participated in discussions with the Congolese Government on the establishment agreement. These discussions made it possible to define the modalities of application of this agreement convention, particularly on currency exchange issues.

In 2014, Malick was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Guinea Alumina Corporation, a subsidiary of EGA by the Mubadala Group. He was a member of the Management Committee and Chairman of the Sponsorship and Donations Committee.

In 2016 and 2017, he pursued an executive program course at INSEAD, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious business school, ranked No. 1 by the Financial Times in 2016 and 2017 for his MBA program.

In September 2017, he was appointed President of the Guinea Chamber of Mines for a 2-year term.