Francois Ouedraogo


Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Francois is an exploration geologist with over 25 years experience in the Birimian (Early Proterozoic) greenstone belts of West Africa.  He holds a PhD in metallogeny and structural geology from the University of Orleans, France.

Dr Ouedraogo was the team leader of the UNDP Project which focused on the search for volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineralization in southern and central Burkina Faso. He is the co-author of “West African Gold Deposits in their Proterozoic Lithostructural Setting” and the “West African Mineral Map”. He was also in charge of preparation of the Burkina Faso country wide geology mapping and airbore magnetic and radiometry coverage project funded by European Union SYSMIN facilities and has been involved in four gold discoveries in Burkina Faso.

He has held numerous senior and executive roles with BUMIGEB (Bureau des Mines et de la Géologie du Burkina), the UNDP, WMC Resources , Resolute Ltd and Goldbelt Resources.  He was a co-founder of ASX-listed Ampella Mining and has previously held roles as VP – Exploration and more recently Senior VP – Corporate Africa.

Francois is the founder and driving force behind professional services company TTG and the Teng Tuuma Geosciences Institute of Ouagadougou (ITTGO).