Clive T. Johnson President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Clive Johnson has served as a Director and the President of B2Gold since December 2006 and Chief Executive Officer since March 2007. Mr. Johnson oversees our long-term strategy and development as well as the day-to-day activities of B2Gold. Previously, Mr. Johnson was involved with Bema Gold and its predecessor companies since 1977. Mr. Johnson was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bema after it was created by the amalgamation of three Bema group companies in 1988. He was a driving force in Bema’s transition from a junior exploration company to an international intermediate gold producer. Mr. Johnson is currently a director of Uracan Resources Ltd. In 2004 Mr. Johnson received the 2004 Viola MacMillan Developer’s Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and in 2013 he received the Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Mining and Metals.

Robert Cross Chairman

Robert Cross has more than 25 years of experience as a financier in the mining and oil & gas sectors. He is a cofounder and Non-Executive Chairman of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., co-founder and Chairman of Petrodorado Energy Ltd., and until October 2007, was the Non-Executive Chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Cross was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Partner, Investment Banking with Gordon Capital Corporation in Toronto. Mr. Cross has an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.

Robert Gayton

Robert Gayton is a Chartered Accountant and has acted as a consultant to various public companies since 1987. He was Chief Financial Officer with Western Silver Corporation from 1995 to 2004 and was a director of Western Silver Corporation from 2004 to 2006 and a director of Bema from 2003 to 2007. He was a director of Northern Orion Resources Inc. from 2004 to 2007.  Each of these companies was subsequently acquired by way of takeover. Mr. Gayton is currently a director of Nevsun Resources Ltd., Amerigo Resources Limited, Palo Duro Energy Inc., Western Copper Corporation, Silvercorp Metals Inc., Trans National Minerals Inc. and Eastern Platinum Ltd. Mr. Gayton is currently a director of Amerigo Resources, B2Gold and Western Copper and Gold Corp.

Jerry Korpan

Jerry Korpan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and a graduate degree from the University of Portland.  He began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1978,  joined Yorkton Securities in 1988 and was  Managing Director of Yorkton Securities UK  until 1999.  Jerry was  a director of Bema Gold from 2002 to 2007 and Chairman of Mitra Energy until 2016. He is a member of the audit, corporate governance and health and safety committees and resides in London, England.

Bongani Mtshisi

Bongani Mtshisi is a mining engineer by training with more than 17 years of experience working in key commodity sectors such as gold,Platinum, Diamonds and base metals ( Anglo Platinum, Sub Nigel, Gold One, Debeers/ HUF JV). Mr Mtshisi was co-founder and Chairman of Pan African oil(TSXv - PAO), Auryx Gold (TSX- AYX)  and BSC Resources LTD. Mr Mtshisi is currently CEO of AlchiGold Corp. AlchemiGold is a company involved in the greenfields gold exploration and development in Ethiopia. Mr Mtshisi is Also an executive chairman of Busara Venture Capital. Busara is an investment company which invests in Tech, Retail and Gold exploration projects in South Africa. Mr Mtshisi has a National Diploma in Metalliferous Mining and a National Certificate  in Project Management from the Technikon Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Kevin Bullock

Kevin Bullock is a registered Professional Mining Engineer in the province of Ontario. Kevin was Volta Resources Inc.’s President and CEO and was the founding President and CEO of Goldcrest (a Volta predecessor company) since its inception in 2002. Kevin was instrumental in the growth of Volta from a shell company through to the ultimate sale of the company to B2Gold at the end of 2013.  Kevin has over 25 years of experience, at senior levels, in mining exploration, mine development and mine operations. Throughout his career, Kevin has been involved in projects from inception through exploration to development and production.  Kevin is currently the CEO of Golden Reign Resources Ltd.

George Johnson

George Johnson served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President of Operations from August 2009 until April 2015 when he retired. Mr. Johnson was responsible for overseeing all of the operational activities of B2Gold. Mr. Johnson is a mining engineer with over 45 years of experience in underground and open pit mine construction and operations management. Mr. Johnson joined Bema Gold Corporation in 1999 after 16 years with Hecla Mining Company. Following the merger of Bema Gold Corporation and Kinross Gold Corporation, he managed the construction and completion of the Kupol mine in Northeastern Russia. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Washington.

Robin Weisman

Robin Weisman joins B2Gold as a continuation of her respected career deeply-rooted in resource sector finance, where she was most recently the principal investment officer at the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) in Washington, D.C. While at IFC, her distinguished career included working with projects up to USD$9 billion through managing a portfolio of natural resource and chemical projects and advising clients on risk mitigation strategies. Ms. Weisman's most recent position involved leading teams to invest debt and equity in private sector high-growth mining projects in developing countries. During her 22-year career at IFC, she developed a renowned sub-specialty in managing risks through effective corporate social responsibility, and most recently focused her energies on advancing the role of women across the resource development sector. Prior to joining IFC, she worked in increasingly senior roles including the position of vice president at Standard Chartered Bank, concentrating on structured trade financing. In her executive role at Citibank, she specialized in the currencies of emerging markets. Prior to these positions, Ms. Weisman provided financial forecasting and competitive analysis for CBS Television Network. Ms. Weisman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Illinois. She also studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, France, and is a fluent French speaker. Ms. Weisman is a recent graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in partnership with the Rotman School of Management.


Liane Kelly Director

Liane Kelly is a CSR professional with extensive experience in environment, social and governance (ESG) oversight. Her expertise focuses on sustainability strategies, social risk management, and methodologies for effective community investment outcomes. Her professional career also includes working as an exploration geophysicist in the global mining sector.

Liane currently sits on the board of AEX Gold Inc., and has worked with other boards in areas of governance, board performance and diversity, and employee ownership. She has a BSc in Engineering Physics (Queen’s University), a postgraduate Certificate in International Development (UBC) and is a registered professional engineer in Ontario. Liane obtained a Company Directors Diploma through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) of Canada.

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