Anthony Kwesi Aubynn - Chairman

Dr. Anthony Aubynn has over 20 years of Senior Management experience spanning the mining industry (both gold mining, oil and gas). He has demonstrable management experience in both policy formulation and regulations as Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Minerals Commission; Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines; Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Management in his role as Director, Corporate Affairs, Tullow Ghana Limited; Head, Corporate Affairs and Social Development, Goldfields Ghana Limited; and Head of Human Resources and Local Affairs (Abosso Goldfields Limited). Dr. Aubynn’s expertise in mining policy formulation has been sought for in projects in Cameron, Tanzania, Haiti, and the Republic of Congo. He also has banking experience, having worked with the erstwhile Ghana Cooperative Bank.

Anthony was the President, Western Region Chapter of the Association of Rural Banks and Board Chairman of Amenfiman Rural Bank. He was also the Board Chairman of Investorcorp Mid-Tier Funds and a member of International Finance Corporation Advisory Group on Local Content. A member of UNITAR Experts on Artisanal Small Scale Mining for West Africa. He is currently a member of the Executive Council, Ghana Football Association. He joined the Board of the ARB Apex Bank PLC in March 2020 as the Representative of Western and Western North Regions and was elected as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARB Apex Bank PLC. He is also the Board Chairman of Amenfiman Rural Bank.

Dr. Anthony Kwesi Aubynn graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Political Science, and obtained a Diploma in International Law from University of Helsinki. He holds a PhD in International Development from the University of Tampere, and was a PhD Fellow at the United Nations University, IAS, Tokyo, and was awarded a DBA (Honoris Causa), Oil and gas by the Commonwealth University of London. He also holds an MPhil (Development Geography) from the University of Oslo, Master of Social Science (International Relations) from the University of Oslo, and an MA (Development and Environmental Studies from the University of Tampere. He also holds other qualifications including; a Certificate in Natural Resources and Development from the Oxford University Blavatnik School of Government (UK), Harvard University’s Executive Programme on Global Markets where he obtained a Certificate in Natural Resources and Development. Dr. Aubynn is currently reading Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).