Meet the Team

Malcolm Niven

Malcolm’s career has been predominantly based in a multi-disciplined consultancies holding senior positions with international companies that included director of the Wilkinson Sword Group, general sales manager of the Smith & Nephew Group and regional manager for CPC (UK) Ltd. Malcolm also works as an adviser and consultant for major governments around the world, delivering communication and enterprise strategies.

Malcolm brings leadership experience to the Trans Eco Team and adds a lot of value to the enterprise as a result of his ongoing work with government agencies in under-developed regions around the world to develop strategies to assist local communities with long-term wealth creation projects. Malcolm is the Chairman of TransEco Minerals & Mining Ltd.

Amjad Niazi

Amjad has worked within the gold industry for the last 27 years. He has been a gold trader for many years, dealing with the HBU Bank in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to bullion dealers in Germany, Switzerland and the UAE. He has also worked in South Africa, where he set up a jewellery manufacturing plant. He was also involved with Harmony Gold Mine, Free State Development Corporation (FDC), International Development Corporation (IDC) and British Aerospace (BA Systems) in South Africa which led him to West Africa. There, he became involved with the Precious Metal Minerals Commission (PMMC) purchasing gold. Amjad was introduced to the King of Ghana, namely King of the Ashanti region on a completely different venture.  This led him to set up and operate a small-scale mining operations in Ashanti region for the last 10 years. Now he has his own company called Goldbank Resources (Ghana) Ltd which is 100% owned by TransEco Minerals & Mining Ltd, where he is a company director and majority shareholder

Godwin Nickleson Amarh

 

Godwin commands great respect from all the small-scale miners, and has a thorough understanding of sustainable mining and the effect it has on the local community. His experience and expertise in dealing with local farmers, chiefs, politicians, and governmental authorities is second to none. His Chairmanship of the Small Scale Mining association has given Goldbank a great advantage in the mining industry, easy accessibility to mining concessions and non concession land available throughout Ghana. Up to date information on new regulations and general information as to what is going on in the small-scale mining industry directly from the Ministry of Mining.

 

Philip Clancy BSc Geo

Philip of GeoCore Consultancy Deutschland GmbH is our Senior Geologist – Philip is an experienced geologist. Philip resides in the UK and works through a German based company GeoCore   He has spent the majority of his working life in the field and as an offshore petroleum engineer and well site geologist. His travels have taken him to most parts of the world working for a range of multi-national companies directly and as a sub-contractor. He has been involved gold mining for the last seven years, in south, west and central Africa. His qualifications include HND Geological Technology, HNC in Mining and a BSc in Geology, together with his previous field experience.  He therefore has a well-rounded and balanced knowledge base.  He is a true team leader in a multi-tasked position responsible for providing field engineers working in petro-physical acquisition, hard rock and alluvial mining situations with strong analytical skills and management experience

Felix Koku Mawusi

Advisory Board Member

Felix currently works with STAAC, Ghana, a DFID/UK Aid funded project as an Investigations Adviser. He is utilising his understanding of the local environment and law enforcement culture to support the investigations Stream to influence change and improve the work of LEAs particularly Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Felix served as a senior police officer for 43 years’ working between criminal investigation, strategic management positions liaison with international police agencies such as the FBI and the United Nations to name a few. He was awarded a Meritorious Honour for Outstanding Leadership. Felix takes pride in the core values of integrity, excellence and result-oriented work and Transeco & Goldbank are extremely honoured to have his vast knowledge and leadership on the board.

Barima Yentumi Boaman

Advisory Board Member

Barima is the chief of environment, of the Akyem Abuakwa traditional area in the eastern region. Prior to this he was Chief of Staff to the Okyehene, King of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Kingdom. A Retired Naval Commander in the Ghanaian Navy and former Managing Director of Commodore Marines Ltd. Barima was also a former Board Chairman of JATKO Security Services and worked with the Minister of Trade and Industries. He brings an abundance of experience to the team at Transeco Minerals and Mining & Goldbank.

Saviour Kofi Ahedor

Accounts Officer

Saviour manages the financial accounts, reconciliation and bookkeeping of Transeco Minerals and Mining & Goldbank. He successfully and diligently carries out daily accounting processes tracking all expenses of the organisation and liaising with the UK office. Saviour also undertakes vetting of all requisition and equipment before payment is done. Saviour plays a vital role within the company and his attention to detail is commendable.

Bright Kwaku Dzotepe

Logistics & Purchasing Manager

Mr Bright Kwaku Dzotepe maintains records of goods ordered and received in the store. He also locates vendors of materials, equipment or supplies. Every effort is made to determine product availability, terms of sales and supply once the requisitions are raised. He also prepares and processes all requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment. With Bright’s knowledge in accounts he also assists in internal audits.

Eric Kwaku Gyamera

General Manager

Mr Eric Kwaku Gyamera oversees the management, operation and supervision of the miners’ site. He takes charge of the negotiations of farm lands within the concessions area to be mined. Eric carries out his significant role with the utmost professionalism and maintains a successful day to day running of site.