Samuel Esson Jonah Biography


Samuel Esson Jonah biography: Samuel Esson Jonah is a Ghanaian businessman born on 19th November, 1949.

Samuel Esson Jonah studied at Adisadel College in Cape Coast, Ghana. he later earned an Associateship in Mining Engineering at the Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, England and an MSc in Mine Management at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

Esson Jonah joined Ashanti Goldfields Corporation in 1979 where he later became the Chief Executive Officer in 2009, he became a non-executive director at Vodafone. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. he chairs the boards for various firms including Uramin and Equinox Minerals. He has served in various boards including Transnet, Lonmin and Ashesi University. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the London Business School.

Samuel Esson Jonah was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded jointly by the Camborne School of Mines and the University of Exeter in 1996. In 2003, he was awarded with an honorary knighthood by the Prince of Wales.


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