Staff Profile

Mr. Kwaku Takyi-Kyeremeh – Chief Executive Officer (Bsc. Electrical Engineering, MSc. Geophysics)

  • An astute and highly efficient Geoscientist with an M.Sc. Degree in Geophysics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology. A Mincom certified Exploration/Geology Manager.
  • With 18 years of experience in the exploration of orogenic gold in Western and Eastern Africa. Has a broad background ranging from Geophysical data acquisition, data processing, data interpretation, inversion and modeling. Highly skilled and experienced in Induced Polarization and Resistivity, Ground Gravity, Ground Magnetics and Electromagnetic surveys. Kwaku has mentored a lot of Junior Geophysicists, Geophysical Technologists and Geologists. He worked with Newmont Ghana Gold Limited where he rose through the ranks to become Senior Geophysicist in Charge of the Africa Region. He also took part in Surveys in North America and Australia.
  • As Senior Geophysicist for the Africa region in Newmont Ghana Gold Limited has led a lot of Geophysical projects including the Ahafo and Akyem Projects-Ghana, Poura and UM-Project Burkina Faso, CRAM Project-Ivory Coast Toro Project-, Guinea and Loncor Project-Democratic republic of Congo. Additionally, he has worked extensively on the Ashanti and Sefwi Belts in Ghana on regional exploration programs.
  • Kwaku is a Part-time Lecturer at the KNUST Geological Engineering Department, teaching in the M.Sc. Geophysical Engineering program. His courses include Magnetics and Gravity Methods in Mineral Exploration, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods in Exploration. He has supervised a lot of Student thesis and published three papers in International Journals.
  • His key skills include the Interpretation of Geophysical data and target generation by integrating multidisciplinary geoscience datasets.
  • Before Joining Geosurv Global, he was the Regional Exploration Manager for Newmont Africa Exploration where he led the team in Brownfields and Greenfields Exploration. His recent discovery was at Mampehia-Ahafo South, and he increased the Inventory base of the Brownfields projects in Ghana since he took over in 2020.

Dr. Benjamin Boadi – Project Manager (BSc Physics, MPhil Geophysics, Ph.D. Geophysics)

  • Benjamin holds a Ph.D. degree in science under the faculty of Physical Science from the Academy of Science and Innovative Research (AcSIR) at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, India. His research area was in the subject areas of Exploration Geophysics, GIS-based Machining Learning in Mineral Exploration, and Geospatial Resource Mapping.
  • He is knowledgeable in using a mineral systems approach to translate the understanding of the orogenic gold hydrothermal systems in southwestern Ghana into mappable exploration targets. Defining exploration targets controlling the formation and distribution of lode-gold deposits at the regional and local scale. Generating GIS-based prospectivity maps to delineate prospective zones for lode-gold mineralisation.
  • Having gained experience in geophysical data acquisition and processing from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and India and worked with the Newmont Ghana Geophysics team he possesses the skills to acquire, process, and interpret 3-D borehole logging data, 3-D induced polarization (pole-dipole) data, Aeromagnetic data, and Remote Sensing and Satellite Imagery.
  • Besides being a joy to work with as a team player, he is a project manager, a consultant geophysics, and a take-charge person who can present creative ideas, communicate the benefits, and meet deadlines. In addition to adhering to safety policies, he assumes a leadership role in safety, inspiring and motivating colleagues to strictly follow safety procedures and being proactive in identifying work-related hazards and eliminating them.
  • He strives for continued excellence and sincerely hopes to further develop his passion in this dynamic industry, believing that he will be able to contribute to the advancement of the industry with his skills and experience.

Dr. Evans Manu – Consultant Hydrogeologist/Geophysicist (BSc Physics, MSc Geophysics, Ph.D. Hydrogeology)

Dr. Evans Manu is a distinguished hydrogeologist and geophysicist, boasting over a decade of expertise in aquifer hydraulics evaluation, groundwater flow and contaminant transport modelling, hydrogeochemical modelling, and geophysical site investigations using State of the Art methods. Holding a PhD in Hydrogeology from the University of Potsdam, Germany, a Master of Science in Geophysics, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Cape Coast, respectively, Dr. Manu exemplifies a strong interdisciplinary approach and a robust background in water resource management.

During his tenure as a Research Associate at the Fluid Systems Modelling section of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam from October 2019 to December 2023, Dr. Manu applied reactive transport models using PHREEQC to simulate groundwater quality changes, developed innovative geochemical combinatorial inverse models using R, and conducted extensive field investigations and laboratory measurements.

Previously, as a Research Scientist at CSIR – Water Research Institute in Accra, Ghana, from June 2012 to October 2019, Dr. Manu led several hydrogeological research projects with significant impact. Notable research projects include using ground penetrating radar to delineate zones of gold mineralization at the Subenso concession of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited. Additionally, his work assessing the groundwater potential of the Kintampo North municipality of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana using electromagnetic and vertical electrical sounding methods has contributed significantly to regional water resource management.

Dr. Manu’s extensive training includes a recent certification in Data Science and Machine Learning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – USA), enhancing his ability to integrate sophisticated analytical models into hydrogeological research. His proficiency in a suite of technical skills—including Python, ArcGIS, MODFLOW, and PHREEQC—and his soft skills in project management, adaptability, and leadership enable him to handle complex water resource management projects effectively.

Dr. Manu is a dynamic force within the scientific community, having published 13 papers in international journals that boast considerable impact factors. His research primarily explores groundwater flow, contaminant transport, and hydrogeochemical characterization, substantially progressing the field of hydrogeology. His expertise extends to the application of machine learning models in building predictive models that enhance the sustainability of water resource management. He is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the European Geoscience Union, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH).

  • Mr. Alfred Agyei Berko – Exploration Geophysicist (BSc Geology, MPhil Geophysics) 

    • Alfred has 11 years of broad geophysical experience in the Gold and Iron minerals industry, specializing in project management, a wide range of data collection with optimum safety standards in Ground Gravity surveys, Ground Magnetics, Induced Polarization and Resistivity surveys, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys, Data Processing and Interpretation of geophysical data collected together with the consulting geophysicist. Before joining Geosurv Global, Alfred worked as a Staff Geophysical Technologist with Newmont Ghana Gold Limited for almost 8 years as one of its lead geophysical personnel. His professional career has covered greenfield exploration, brownfield exploration as well as mining and near-mining operations working in some of the toughest terrain across the globe. Alfred has worked in virtually all over Ghana collecting and analyzing geophysical data, Guinea, North America, and Peru. He currently leads all field projects for Geosurv with its support staff reporting to the Consulting Geophysicist. He can work independently and/or in teams at operations and various exploration levels under varying conditions and different environments. He has proven administrative and organizational skills, supported by good leadership and interpersonal skills. He works to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Mr. Augustine Nsiah – Geophysical Technologist (BSc Physics) Augustine is a Competent and Skilled Geophysical Technologist with close to 6 years of working experience having completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with an option in Geophysics in 2009. His capabilities include Gradient Array surveys, Pole Dipole surveys, Schlumberger surveys, 3D surveys, Magnetic surveys and Down Hole survey. Augustine has worked in several parts of the country, Ghana (i.e. Western region, Ashanti region, Brong Ahafo, etc). Prior to joining Geosurv Global Ghana, he worked as a Geophysical Technologist for Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, a renowned mining company on their West Africa Operations. He also conducted Geophysical surveys for Castle Peak Ghana. Having worked as a Teaching Assistant for Professor S.K Danour, Physics Department, KNUST- Ghana in 2009/2010 National Service Program, he was also a Research Assistant for the 2nd Ewiem Nimdie International Summer School, KNUST-Ghana.