President and CEO
A resident of Canada, Mr. David Anthony has +40 years’ experience in mine project development and operation. His experience includes mine and process plant design, permitting, construction and operation. He has also worked in Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, Indonesia, Chile and Argentina to design, deliver and operate open pit and underground mine assets with CAPEX from $100 million to $3.6 billion and with total material movement to 65 million tonnes per year.
Mr. Anthony joined Asante as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) in July 2021 responsible to build and lead the Company operations team to refurbish the Bibiani Mine and to become a significant gold producer. Before joining Asante, he was COO of Cardinal Resources Limited, which developed the 5 million oz (reserve) Namdini gold deposit and project execution plan, prior to its purchase by Shandong Gold for more than US$500 million. Previous positions include working with Barrick in Africa for 10 years where he became COO of African Barrick Gold.
Mr. Anthony holds a B.Sc. Mining Engineering from Queen’s University.
Executive Vice President and Country Director
Position: Executive Vice President and Country Director
Mr. Attakumah has thirty years’ experience in the mining industry spanning project development, operations management, sustainability, and corporate affairs.
Prior to joining Asante, he was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asanko Gold Ghana Limited. He has also held several senior executive roles including Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited and Vice President of Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti’s operations in Ghana.
At the industry level, he held the position of First Vice President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and concurrently served as a member of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Federation of Ghana (PEF). He has also served as President of the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce which is focused on building bilateral private sector relationships between Ghana and Canada.
Mr. Attakumah holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Henley Business School (UK).
Chief Financial Officer
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Grygorcewicz has over 30 years financial management experience, gained within Australian (ASX) and Singapore (SGX) listed mineral and contracting companies. In the CFO position, he has successfully transitioned numerous junior mineral explorers into substantial mineral producers, with operations spanning Australia and Southeast Asia.
Most recently, he was a key member of the Cardinal Resources Limited, 5 million oz Namdini Gold deposit development team, prior to its purchase by Shandong Gold for more than USD$500M. Prior development experience was gained in transitioning junior explorer Focus Minerals Ltd. to a 150,000 oz pa gold producer within the space of four years on multiple underground and open pit mining operations; and at Venture Minerals Ltd. in developing their Riley iron ore mine and tin/tungsten deposits.