The WAIMM is celebrating our industry professionals who are on the move and have been assigned new roles and promotions in their line of duty during he months of October and November 2022. The purpose is to celebrate and highlight their achievement, provide mentorship opportunities for the young professional group members, share their experiences to motivate other industry professionals.
Today, the WAIMM is honored to share in the success of Francis Darpatem, the current Construction Manager of Cardinal Resources (Shandong Gold) in the Upper East of Ghana, who is leading the construction team at the Namdini Gold Project.
Francis has over 15 years experience of working in the mining and metals industry with specialization in engineering project design, project and construction management, project controls and earned value management.
Francis worked as the Head of EngineeringProjects from January 2020 to September 2022 atBisha Mine in the state of Eritrea before joining Cardinal Resources. His previous roles include; Project Director, Precision Wells Limited – Ghana (Nov 2018 – Jan 2022), Project Lead, Banro Namoya Gold Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Sep 2011 – Jan 2020) and Civil and Structural Designer, Goldfields Tarkwa Mine – Ghana (Sep 2008 – Sep 2011).
Francis has been keen on delivering mining projects to meet costs, schedule and scope guidance without compromising on quality over the years and he believes in playing his part to assist in the growth of the mining industry.
Francis Darpatem holds a BSc. in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (2007) and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cumbria, UK (2020). His additional qualifications include the coveted Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Francis aspires to deliver value to the mining industry through the application of internationally acceptable construction management practices. He is a member of WAIMM and GhIE.