Dr. Sam Kobina DeSouza is currently the Regional Director for Risk Management and Power for Newmont Ghana Gold Limited located in Accra. He was transferred in June 2012 from the Newmont Corporate Office in Denver where he worked as a Senior Manager in the Business Planning and Internal Audit functions for four years. His professional and rich organizational experiences span politics, stakeholder management, process improvement, risk analysis, fund-raising and community development.
Sam, an industrial engineer and a certified internal auditor has worked over 20 years in the United States as a Business Improvement professional in companies such as AT&T Corporation, USWEST Communications International, Qwest Communications Corporation and Florida Power & Light Company. He started his overseas career as an operations improvement analyst and rose to become the Director of Quality Improvement at USWEST Communications in Denver.
In the United States he founded and led many African groups whose primary objectives are to support and integrate newly arrived Africans into the American work force and social systems and preserve the African culture. The significant ones are the Colorado African Organization and the five thousand-strong Rocky Mountain Ghana Council in Denver.
In addition, Sam served on many voluntary and local government organizations such as Project CURE that worked to improve the health and lives of the people overseas.
Sam has a BSc in Mathematics from KNUST, MSc in Industrial Engineering, MSc in Urban & Environmental Studies both from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, an Executive MBA from Daniels School of Business, University of Denver. He also holds a PhD in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University.