Clive Johnson leads the strong management team of B2Gold. Mr. Johnson was involved with Vancouver based Bema Gold and its predecessor companies since 1977. When Bema Gold was created by the amalgamation of three Bema group companies in 1988 Mr. Johnson became the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Johnson was the driving force behind Bema’s dramatic 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 Bema at over Cdn$3.5 billion. In 2007 Mr. Johnson and the other key executives from Bema Gold founded B2Gold. In six years B2Gold has become a successful intermediate gold producer with projected gold production in 2013 of 385,000 ounces with potential growth to over 700.000 ounces per year by 2017 from existing assets. B2Gold’s current market capitalization is approximately CDN$2.4 billion.