Dr. Toni Aubynn has over 20 years experience in both the solid minerals and the hydro-carbon sectors. He is currently the Founder and President of the Africa Institute of Extractives Industry (AIEI), an extractive industries Think-tank, which focuses on regulations, policies, governance and inclusiveness. He is also a Consultant on a wide range of issues in the extractives industry including, policy, regulation, sustainable and inclusive extractives. Toni is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Minerals Commission, the country’s main mining regulatory agency. Until this appointment, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, and previously held various senior executive positions at Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, the main commercial oil producer in Ghana, and the South Africa headquartered Gold Fields (Ghana limited), the leading gold producing company in Ghana.
Toni Aubynn is a member of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Advisory Group on Local Content and the UN Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) Expert on Small-Scale Mining in West Africa. He has once chaired the Associations and Communities Group (ACG) and the Working Group on Small-Scale Mining, of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). He was a long time member of the Strategic Management Advisory Group of Communities and Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (CASM) and once the Chairman of the Ghana Country Chapter of the Global Compact.
He has written over forty, published and unpublished academic papers and contributed chapters to six books. His most recent contribution can be found in an edited book on Extractive Industries: the management of resources as a driver of sustainable development, published by the UN University-WIDER and the Oxford University Press in September 2018.