Currently, the Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Jonah chairs the boards of Equator Exploration Ltd, Scharrig Mining, Equinox Minerals, Uramin, Moto Goldmines Ltd and Range Resources Ltd. He is also currently the Executive Chairman of Jonah Group, which encompasses operations in Capital Equity Fund, Mobus Property Holdings (A leader in luxury Real Estate properties development), amongst others.
Dr. Sam Jonah had his high school education at Adisadel College in Cape Coast, Ghana then earned an Associate ship in Mining Engineering at the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall, England, UK, and subsequently an MSc in Mine Management at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
He joined Ashanti Goldfields Corporation as early as1979, working in various capacities, including underground operations. Rising through the ranks gradually but fast, he became the Chief Executive Officer at age 36, and supervised the transformation of Ashanti Goldfields into a mining multinational, increased gold production from 240,000 ounces per annum to over 1.6 million ounces in over ten years and spearheaded the company's listing as the first operating African company on the New York Stock Exchange.
He also serves on various boards including Transnet, Mittal Steel SA, Ashesi University, Standard Bank of South Africa, Lonmin, the Commonwealth African Investment Fund (Comafin), the Advisory Council of the UN Secretary General's Global Compact, President Olusegun Obasanjo's International Investment Advisory Council on Nigeria, President Thabo Mbeki's International Investment Advisory Council of South Africa, and President John Kufuor's Ghana Investors' Advisory Council. As well as his directorships, Jonah is a member of the Advisory Board of the London Business School. He also became a non-executive director of Vodafone In 2009.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth, had honoured him with an Honorary Knighthood. The award was in recognition of Dr. Jonah's exceptional achievements as an African businessman, a leading business executive from the Commonwealth and an international public figure.
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