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Meet the speakers at Gold West Africa 



Managing Director; Africa Plus Partners and Chief Investment Officer

Adeniran Ajakaiye


Energy and Environmental Expert at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Oluyomi Banjo 


Executive Director; Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)

Yves Bertran


Lead Author

UN Handbook for Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans.

Jorden de Haan

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Co-founder, CardinalStone Partners Limited

Yomi Jemibewon 


Secretary General

Association of Women in Extractive Industries, Niger

Aichatou Mounkaila

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Director ASM, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria

 Patrick Ojeka


Chief Market Strategist and Head of Research, World Gold Council

John Reade


Vice- Chairman,

Kian Smith Refinery

Nere Teriba


Director of Operations, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Nigeria

Dauda Yakubu

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Managing Director,

Noemdek, Nigeria

Kolade Apata

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Director General, Chamber of Mines, Burkina Faso

Toussaint Bamouni

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First Vice President, Chamber of Mines, Côte d'Ivoire

Jean-Claude Diplo


Partner,  Verod Capital, Nigeria

Eric Idiahi


Chief Executive Officer and Director, Thor Explorations Limited.

Segun Lawson

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Senior Industry Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

Frank Mugyenyi

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Head, Compliance and Enforcement, SCUML. EFCC

Effa Okim

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Managing Director and Founder, Core Consultants, United Kingdom

Lara Smith

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CEO; Economic Associates (EA)

Ayo Teriba


Associate Director, Mining Centre of Excellence, KPMG, Nigeria

Olufemi Babem


Chief Executive, Minerals Commission, Ghana 

Kwaku Addai Antwi Boasiako

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Technical Adviser on mining strategy and governance

Mineral Sector Support for Economic Development (MinDiver) project of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD). 

Amanda Lumun Feese 


Industrial Development Officer, Environment Department,


UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)

Rodica Ella Ivan

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Policy Analyst, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Luca Maiotti

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 Conflict Minerals Certification Project in the DRC for the BGR (Federal Bureau of Geosciences and Natural Resources). 

Uwe Naeher

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Head, Investment Banking, Nigeria

Niyi Omojola


Senior Program Officer

Mines to Market, PACT International NGO.

Daniel Stapper


National Chairman, Jewelleries Marketers' Association, Nigeria

Alhaji Sani Isa Usman