As Chief Technical Officer and Head of Operations, Kwabena oversees Business Development, Technical Services and the Research Unit of the Fund. He is responsible for improving revenue mobilization, identifying investment opportunities along the mining value chain, and ensuring maximization of value through post-investment monitoring and evaluation. He is also a member of MIIF’s Executive Management Team.
Kwabena brings over 28 years of corporate experience having worked in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa in various capacities in Technical, Management and Executive Leadership for SGS, one of the world’s biggest multinational service providers.
He previously served as Vice President, Africa for SGS (2018 -19) in charge of Mine Support Services where he focused on business development and optimization.
As the Regional Managing Director for French West Africa for nearly 5 years, Kwabena prudently managed diverse teams across multi-sectorial business lines to bring about double-digit revenue growth and massive improvement to the bottom line.
Prior to that he was responsible for Tropical Southern Africa for over 7 years, leading the business to register significant growth and transformation in the base metals industry across the entire Copperbelt regions of the DR Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana. Kwabena spent a considerable amount of time from 1994 – 2005 working in various Gold Mining enclaves within Ghana and the sub-region leading diverse teams in operations and business development.
Kwabena holds an MBA from the University of Leicester (2008) and a BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Geology from the University of Ghana (1992). He is proficient in French, a member of the Ghana Institute of Directors and the Ghana Institute of Geoscientists.