Mr Christopher Opoku
Christopher is the Acting Director for Analysis, Research, and Finance at the Ghana Chamber of Mines. In addition to managing the Chamber’s finances, he is responsible for originating,
coordinating, and implementing research-related programmes that underpin the advocacy objectives of the Chamber. He has publications in well-respected peer-reviewed journals, contributed to the publication of a number of mining sector reports, and served as a mining
industry expert on collaborative research projects with academic institutions, parastatals, think tanks, and other third-party institutions.
He is also the Secretary of the Chamber’s Technical, Security, Energy, and Central Planning Committees as well as the Technical Lead for the National Assay Programme, which is implemented by the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC). Further, he is the representative of the Chamber on the Multi-Stakeholder Group of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI) and the Working Group on Voluntary Principles on
Security and Human Rights (VPSHR). Prior to joining the Chamber, Christopher worked with an asset management firm, SuezBank
Asset LLC, as an Economic and Investment Analyst. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance), a Master of Philosophy in Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Ghana. He also has a certificate in Mining Agreements from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, and a certificate in Mining Law and Policy for Sustainable Development that was jointly awarded by the Universities of Western Australia and Ghana.