VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asanko Gold Inc. (“Asanko” or the “Company”) (TSX, NYSE American: AKG) is pleased to announce Rob Slater’s new role as Executive Vice President of Strategy and the appointment of Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan (PhD, P.Eng, FAusIMM) as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations and member of the Asanko Executive Committee, effective immediately.
Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan joins Asanko from Sprott Resources where he was Managing Director of Project Evaluation for both debt and equity sides. He has over 18 years’ experience in operations, project evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, project finance and investor relations. During his career, Andrew has worked for a number of well-respected companies including IAMGOLD Corporation and Resource Capital Funds. He holds a B.Eng degree in Mining Engineering, and a Master’s and Ph.D degree in Mining and Minerals Economics.
Dr. Ramcharan is also a Registered Member of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) in USA, Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada and Fellow of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Ramcharan is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, University of Leoben and completed Harvard University’s Continuing Education program.
Commenting on the appointments, Peter Breese, President & CEO, said “With the Gold Fields Joint Venture transaction now completed, it’s the appropriate time to realign our management team accordingly. As Asanko’s lead representative, Rob will focus on managing the Joint Venture structures as well as our corporate strategy, and I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the team to lead our corporate development and investor relations initiatives. Andrew brings a unique combination of experience, sound technical knowledge and capital markets expertise to Asanko.”