Awo A. Quaison Sackey

Regional Vice President, Human Resources |Newmont

Awo Quaison-Sackey is a human resources, finance, law and general management professional with about 40 years of varied industry experience internationally, primarily in human resources management. She has a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Ghana, Master of Laws, LLM (1976) and Masters of Business Administration (1978) from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the USA.

Awo has held several management and leadership roles with multinational companies always with the commitment to continuous improvement in the efficient implementation of all aspects of leadership, gender diversity and inclusion.

She is currently the Regional Vice President, Human Resources, at Newmont responsible for the Africa region. Prior to joining Newmont in 2017, she was the Vice President Human Resources, International and 2VP Enterprise Leadership and Organizational Development at Travelers in the USA from 2012 to early 2017. Prior to that, she held a variety of management and executive positions with United Technologies, Southern New England Telecommunications (now AT&T), Avon Products and UGI Corporation.

In addition to her career positions, Ms. Quaison-Sackey is an active volunteer, currently serving on the Council for Foreign Relations Ghana and participating with Landmark Worldwide in their leadership and development programs. In the past, Ms. Quaison-Sackey served as chairperson of the Global Advisory Committee launched by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) to build strategic partnerships between African information technology entrepreneurs and women’s organizations and business associations in Africa. She was a co-founder of the Digital Diaspora Network for Africa in the early 2000s – a network of entrepreneurs, corporations, the United Nations and nonprofit organizations – whose purpose at the time was to leverage the resources of the diaspora to enable economic development in Africa. Awo is also a past member of the Board of the World Affairs Council of Hartford, Connecticut and Young New Yorkers, an organization dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system through arts-based diversion programs.

Awo believes in the power of leaders creating leaders, mentoring young professionals and shaping them to take up future leadership roles as a key lever in building inclusion and diversity, all towards the broader sustainability of the industry.

Awo has one son and a brand new granddaughter. She splits her time with a hybrid work arrangement, working from both Detroit, Michigan and Winneba, Ghana.

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