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Position: Chairman and Director
Mr. Johnson was involved with Bema Gold and its predecessor companies since 1977. When Bema was created by the amalgamation of three Bema group companies in 1988, Mr. Johnson became the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Johnson was instrumental in Bema's transition from a junior exploration Company to an international intermediate gold producer. Bema had producing gold mines in Russia, Chile and South Africa and development projects in Russia and Chile. In February 2007, Bema and Kinross Gold Corporation completed a plan of arrangement whereby Kinross purchased all of the outstanding shares of Bema, valuing the company at over CdN$3.5 billion.
|Marc Simpson - P.Geo|
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Simpson has worked in the mining and exploration industry for over 27 years. He has worked for Junior, Mid-tier and Senior mining companies on projects both in Canada and worldwide, including Bema Gold (sold to Kinross for CDN$3.5 billion in 2007), B2Gold, and Echo Bay Mines. Mr. Simpson has been involved in exploration and mining projects from grass roots exploration through to mine development and production.
Mr. Simpson was the company's Exploration Manager from 2006 to 2012, and has been President and CEO of the company since 2013. Mr. Simpson obtained his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Manitoba and is a member of APEGBC and APEGM.
|Tom Garagan - P.Geo|
Position: Vice-President Exploration
Mr. Garagan was appointed Vice President Exploration of Bema Gold in 1996, after joining the Bema group of companies in 1991. A 1980 geology graduate from the University of Ottawa, he has worked in North and South America, East and West Africa and Russia. With the Bema companies, he has been instrumental in several discoveries, including the Cerro Casale (Chile) and Kupol (Russia) deposits.
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