Tony Aubynn

Dr Tonny Aubynn

Tony Aubynn has over 20 years experience in both the solid minerals and the hydro- carbon sectors.

He is currently the Founder and President of the Africa Institute of Extractives Industry (AIEI), an extractive industries Think-tank, which focuses on regulations, policies, governance and inclusiveness.

He is also a Consultant on a wide range of issues in the extractives industry including, policy, regulation, sustainable and inclusive extractives.

He is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Minerals Commission, the country’s main mining regulatory agency.

Until this appointment, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, and previously held various senior executive positions at Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, the main commercial oil producer in Ghana, and the South Africa headquartered.

Gold Fields (Ghana limited), the leading gold producing company in Ghana.
Tony Aubynn is a member of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Advisory Group on Local Content and the UN Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) Expert on Small- Scale Mining in West Africa.

He has once chaired the Associations and Communities Group (ACG) and the Working Group on Small-Scale Mining, of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).

He was a long time member of the Strategic Management Advisory Group of Communities and Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (CASM) and once the Chairman of the Ghana Country Chapter of the Global Compact.

Dr Tony Aubynn is a Board member of Mospacka Group of Companies – a subsidiary of steel merchandise and Medeama Sporting Club – a Premier League football club in Ghana.

Dr. Aubynn serves as Board Chairman for Medeama SC and his vast experience in management roles in Ghana and abroad has translated to the club’s enviable position as arguably the most stable and well run football team in the nation. Consistently finishing in the top six positions in league campaigns, winning the FA Cup in 2013 and 2015 and winning the 2015 Super Cup are accolades achieved by Medeama through the direction of Dr. Aubynn.

He is also a member of the 12-member powerful Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association.

Tony Aubynn has also worked for Ranger Minerals’ Damang Mine and Gold Fields Ghana Limited, one of the leading gold producers in Ghana, in various senior management roles. For almost a decade, he was the Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Development for Gold Fields Ghana.

Dr Aubynn has also been involved in a number of mining initiatives both in Ghana and abroad, including his current role as the Chair of the Association and Commodities Group (ACG) of the London-based International Council of Minerals and Metals (ICMM). The astute academia was also the Chair of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Working Group of ICMM and a long-time member of the Strategic Management Advisory Group of the World Bank and DFID sponsored Community and Artisanal Small-scale Mining (CASM).

Dr Aubynn also serves on a number of Boards, including the Council of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, and the Ghana Railway Development Authority. He also chairs the UN Global Compact Ghana Network as well as the Amenfiman Rural Bank, a leading Ghana Club 100 Rural Bank in Ghana.

He has written over forty, published and unpublished academic papers and contributed chapters to six books. His most recent contribution can be found in an edited book on Extractive Industries: the management of resources as a driver of sustainable development, published by the UN University-WIDER and the Oxford University Press in September 2018.

He had his undergraduate education at the University of Ghana and obtained various Post- graduate degrees at the Universities of Oslo in Norway, Tampare and Helsinki in Finland. He was the first Ghanaian PhD Fellow at the United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Tokyo, Japan and a Fellow of the University of Tokyo.