Samuel Esson Jonah, first Ghanaian to be given KBE knighthood in 2003 by the Prince of Wales

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Samuel Esson Jonah, born in 1949, is a Ghanaian businessman and current chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.

He served as president of AngloGold Ashanti, overseeing its transformation into a mining multinational. A Fante Royal, Jonah attended Adisadel College and earned degrees in mining engineering. He chairs various boards and holds directorships in organizations such as Equator Exploration Limited and Vodafone.

Knighted in 2003, he received numerous accolades, including an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Jonah is renowned for his philanthropy and business acumen, solidifying his status as one of Ghana's wealthiest individuals and a respected figure in African business.

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