B2Gold Investor Day 2018

The World's New Senior Gold Producer

Event Details

Format: Presentations from B2Gold Executives and Senior Managers from around the world, followed by Q&A sessions

B2Gold Investor Day 2018
Video Webcast Click here to watch
(will be accessible for one year after the event)

November 29, 2018

12pm - 5:30pm EST


00 m 00 s Welcome &  Introduction Clive Johnson
10 m 09 s Financial Overview Mike Cinnamond
20 m 47 s Operations Overview Bill Lytle
32 m 18 s Exploration Overview Tom Garagan
54 m 56 s Country Overview Mohamed Diarra
65 m 43 s General Mine Update Randy Reichert
73 m 14 s West Africa Exploration Overview Andrew Brown
93 m 25 s Country Overview Cris Acosta
104 m 30 s General Mine Update Ray Mead
119 m 27 s Presentation Ken Jones
  Afternoon Break    
154 m 30 s Country Overview & General Mine Update Mark Dawe
175 m 08 s Exploration Update Tom Garagan
183 m 17 s Country Overview Thomas Lee
193 m 04 s La Libertad General Mine Update Dale Craig
  El Limon General Mine Update Dale Craig
205 m 51 s Exploration Update Tom Garagan
217 m 39 s Closing Remarks Clive Johnson  
Show Full Agenda

Speaker Bios

Clive Johnson

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Clive Johnson is a founding shareholder of B2Gold and has served as Director and President since its inception in late 2006, and Chief Executive Officer since March 2007. Clive oversees the long-term strategy and development as well as the day-to-day activities of B2Gold. Previously, he was a founder of Vancouver-based Bema Gold Corporation (“Bema Gold”).

Clive was appointed CEO of Bema Gold after it was created by the amalgamation of three Bema Gold group companies in 1988. He was a driving force behind Bema Gold’s dramatic transition from a junior exploration company to an intermediate gold producer. Bema Gold was acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation for C$3.5 billion in 2007.

B2Gold was founded as a private company by the management and technical teams of Bema Gold, and went public in December 2007. B2Gold has evolved from a junior exploration company to an international gold mining company, with five mines in four countries, and is scheduled to produce almost 1 million ounces of gold in 2018.

In 2004, Clive received the 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.

Mike Cinnamond

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mike Cinnamond has served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2014. He oversees the financial reporting, cash management and tax planning of B2Gold as well as financial compliance and reporting to the regulatory authorities. Prior to joining B2Gold, Mike was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was the British Columbia Resources Leader for the Mining, Forestry and Energy and Utilities practices.

Mike has 19 years’ experience in the mining industry sector, and is currently a Director of the Canadian Institute of Mining and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Mike holds an LLB designation from the University of Exeter (UK).

Bill Lytle

Senior Vice President, Operations

Bill Lytle originally joined Bema Gold in 1998 while working on the company’s Kupol and Julietta projects, and later became Vice President, HSES and Permitting for Bema Gold. In 2011, Bill became Country Manager for B2Gold Namibia, and was ultimately promoted to Vice President, Africa for B2Gold overseeing mine construction at the Fekola Project.

In February 2016, Bill was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations for B2Gold. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, MSc in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer (Colorado, US).

Tom Garagan

Senior Vice President, Exploration

Tom Garagan has served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President, Exploration since March 2007, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s exploration, including technical review of new acquisitions. Tom is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience and was with Bema Gold on a consulting and full-time basis 1986 to 2007, and was appointed Vice President, Exploration in 1996.

Tom has worked in North and South America, throughout Africa, Asia and Russia, and was instrumental in several discoveries, including the Cerro Casale and Kupol deposits. Tom currently serves as a Director of Vanadian Energy Corporation and BeMetals Corp. and holds an Honours BSc degree in Geology from the University of Ottawa.

Mohamed Diarra

Country Manager - Mali

Mohamed "Moh" Diarra has been Country Manager of B2Gold Mali since 2015. He holds a MSc degree in Mineral and Energy Economics from Curtin Graduate School of Business in Perth, Western Australia. After his primary studies at the French School in Bamako, Moh graduated in the United States attaining a Bachelor of Finance degree at the University of Tallahassee, Florida, and has subsequently expanded his skills in several fields through training and seminars.

In Mali, from 2008 to 2009, Moh was Export Manager at Bolloré Africa Logistics; 2009 to 2012 he was Investment Promotion Officer in charge of mining, energy, construction and infrastructures at API (Investment Promotion Agency); and between 2013 and 2015, he was Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Mines. Moh has a passion for reading and is fluent in French and English.

Randy Reichert

General Manager - Fekola Gold Project

Randy Reichert has 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. He spent his first 10 years with Cominco Resources Ltd. in Canada in varying progressive roles before joining Bema Gold in Far East Russia as General Manager of the Julietta Mine and the Kupol Mine during its development.

Randy “rejoined” B2Gold in August 2016 as General Manager of the Fekola Gold Project, following a number of years in the junior mining sector as an executive at various gold, copper and chrome operating and development companies, and as a consultant on due diligence for mine financing deals. Randy has a degree in mining and mineral process engineering, MSc (Rock Mechanics) and a graduate degree in business administration.

Andrew Brown

Manager - West Africa

Andrew (“Andy”) Brown joined B2Gold in 2012 and is currently the Exploration Manager for West Africa. He was previously a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Goldfields Ltd., a Vancouver-based exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Prior to Laurentian, Andy worked for Bema Gold, providing mineral resource evaluation expertise to Bema Gold’s exploration and mining operations in Far East Russia, South Africa and North America. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has conducted both advanced and grassroots exploration for FNX Mining, WMC International and for Placer Dome Canada.

Andy holds a MSc degree in Geology from Laurentian University and is a Registered Professional Geologist in British Columbia.

Cris Acosta

Country Manager - Philippines

Cris Acosta has been President of Filminera Resources Corporation since 2008. Prior to Cris joining Filminera Resources, he was with Shell, based in Manila and London, for over 11 years and was involved in business development, project management and external relations. He also served the government as an officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, and as a Special Assistant to the President of the Philippine Republic.

Cris is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. As a Fulbright Scholar, he obtained his graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in Nuclear Engineering, MS in Technology and Policy, and MBA) and Cornell University (Master in Nuclear Engineering). A member of an indigenous people tribe, Cris is a CFA charter holder, a Certified FRM and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors in the Philippines.

Ray Mead

General Manager, Masbate Gold Project

Ray Mead has 35 years in mining operations management, a product of the industry (industry trained) specializing in processing and maintenance operations. He joined the Masbate Gold Project in the Philippines during the construction phase, and as of October 2018, has been working on the project for 10 years.

Ray has worked at mining operations throughout East and West Africa (Tanzania and Ghana), Australia and the Philippines. He took on the role of General Manager, Masbate Gold Project in 2012, and moved to B2Gold in January 2013 upon the merger with CGA Mining Ltd. and B2Gold.

Ken Jones

Manager – Environmental

Ken Jones joined B2Gold as Manager of Environmental, Health, Safety & Permitting in October 2012. He has over 15 years’ experience in the mining and consulting industry; in the development and implementation of environmental, health and safety management systems; project permitting and environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA); project environmental auditing and due diligence, geochemical characterization and water quality modelling, reclamation and closure, and biodiversity and ecology conservation (including for critically endangered species).

Ken holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Colorado. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Mark Dawe

Managing Director & Country Manager - Namibia

Mark Dawe is Managing Director and Country Manager for B2Gold Namibia, and has carried out this role since February 2015. He was previously Vice President for Key Raw Materials and Head of Mining Operations for Solvay’s Global Business Unit: Special Chemicals. In this role, Mark was responsible for overseeing the mining operations and projects of the Unit – including Okorusu Fluorspar Mine in Namibia (B2Gold’s Otjikoto Mine’s closest neighbour). He has worked in Namibia for 30 years and has extensive experience engaged with the government both as Managing Director and as twice former President for the Namibian Chamber of Mines.

Mark has an extensive technical background, including an extractive metallurgy degree and a MSc degree in Hydrogeology, and he has a keen interest in environmental protection, conservation and corporate social responsibility.

Mark exemplifies what B2Gold strives for in leadership; he shares with the company a passion for team-building and maximizing employee potential. He has a desire for responsible mining, sustainable development and “truly making a difference to country, community and environment.”

Thomas Lee

Corporate Affairs Manager - Nicaragua

Thomas Lee is Manager, Corporate Affairs Manager for B2Gold Nicaragua, overseeing the areas of Community Relations, Public Relations and Communications. He joined B2Gold in 2010. Originally from California, Thomas has lived in Nicaragua for over 30 years and has a strong understanding of the country’s sociopolitical and cultural characteristics, enabling him to engage successfully with national and external stakeholders.

Thomas has a BA degree in Political Science from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from Fitchburg State University. Since 2014, Thomas has also served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Nicaraguan Producers and Exporters (APEN).

Dale Craig

Vice President, Operations

Dale Craig has been involved in the mining industry for more than 30 years, and has worked in a variety of mine operations including lead/zinc/copper, coal and gold. Dale is responsible for operations in Nicaragua and the Masbate Mine in the Philippines. Over the last 20 years, he has participated in development and operation of gold mines in northern British Columbia, Guyana, Mongolia, Peru, Nicaragua and the Philippines.

Dale has been associated with B2Gold since 2009, initially as General Manager for La Libertad Mine. In 2010, he took on the position of Country Manager for B2Gold Nicaragua, and in 2013, was appointed to his current role as Vice President, Operations.

Dale has a BSc (Mining Engineering) from Michigan Technological University, BSc (Biology) from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of Haileybury School of Mines. Dale is a registered professional engineer in Alberta, Canada (APEGGA), and in Peru (IIMP).


If you have any queries about the B2Gold Investor Day 2018, then please contact:

Ian MacLean
Vice President, Investor Relations
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Katie Bromley
Manager, Investor Relations & Public Relations
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