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MEI Online: People News: Africa: December 18th 2003


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:: Ashanti Gets New Operations Chief

Daniel 0wiredu, Managing Director of 0buasi Gold Mine, has been appointed as the Acting Chief Operating Officer of Ashanti Goldfields Company with effect from 1 January 2004.

Mr. Owiredu, 46, replaces Trevor Shultz, who retires from the company at the end of this year. A mechanical engineer by profession with nineteen years' experience in the mining sector, Mr. Owiredu joined Ashanti in 1984 and has since served in various senior roles at Ashanti's Obuasi, Bibiani and Siguiri operations. In particular, he was instrumental in the setting up of Obuasi's BIOX® plant (currently the world's largest) from design to commissioning.

He project-managed the Bibiani operation from greenfield through design, construction and commissioning and was later appointed its Managing Director from 1998 till early 2002, when he rotated to Siguiri as managing director. In July 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Obuasi/Ayanfuri operations.

Owiredu holds a B SC degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and an MBA degree from Strathclyde Business School in Scotland, UK.




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