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Asanko Gold Inc (AKG.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Colin Steyn

2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Breese

2019 President, Chief Operating Officer, Non-Independent Director

Gregory McCunn

2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fausto Di Trapani

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Rob Slater

2018 Executive Vice President - Strategy

Andrew Ramcharan

2018 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Russell Bradford

Senior Vice President - Metallurgy

Frans de Bruyn

Senior Vice President - Organisational Capability

Hugo Truter

Senior Vice President Projects

William Smart

2015 Non-Executive Director

Marcel de Groot

2017 Independent Director

Gordon Fretwell

65 2005 Independent Director

Michael Price

62 2014 Independent Director

Shawn Wallace

2014 Independent Director

Alex Buck

IR Contact

Biographies

Name Description

Colin Steyn

Mr. Colin Henri Steyn is Independent Chairman of the Board of Asanko Gold Inc. Mr. Steyn has over 40 years’ experience in the resource sector with particular expertise in the development of mining operations in southern Africa. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of LionOre Mining International (“LionOre”) from 1999 to 2007, when it was acquired by Norilsk Nickel. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Steyn was a director of Centachrome, a worldwide metals marketing organization, and for five years prior to this was Executive Director in charge of Metallurgical Operations in Zimbabwe for Rio Tinto, where he started his career in 1979.

Peter Breese

Mr. Peter Binsteed Breese is no longer President, Chief Operating Officer, Non-Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc., effective August 1, 2019. Mr. Breese has over 25 years operational experience in the global mining industry, having predominantly worked across Africa (Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe) and Australia in the gold, uranium, nickel, platinum and chrome sectors. He has held a number of senior management positions in public companies listed on the TSX and the NYSE American, including Chief Executive Officer of Mantra Resources, before its US$1 billion acquisition by ARMZ, the 51.4% shareholder in Uranium One Inc., Chief Executive of Norilsk Nickel International, following its US$6 billion acquisition of LionOre, where he was Chief Operating Officer, as well as senior executive and board positions with Impala Platinum Holdings, Mimosa Mining Company, Zimasco and BCL. He holds a PMD from Harvard Business School.

Gregory McCunn

Mr. Gregory McCunn is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Asanko Gold Inc., effective April 1, 2019. Mr. McCunn was appointed CFO on April 4, 2011 and was appointed Corporate Secretary on September 25, 2012. Mr. McCunn is a mining executive with twenty years of domestic and international experience. His background includes technical, operational, corporate development and financial roles with Teck, Placer Dome, and several junior mining companies in Canada and Australia. He most recently spent three years as CFO of Farallon Mining Ltd. during which time the company completed construction and commissioning of the G-9 mine in Mexico. Mr. McCunn played an integral role in the friendly take-over of Farallon in January 2011 by Nyrstar NV. Prior to Farallon Mr. McCunn was Vice President, Project Development for Zincore Metals. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgical Engineering.

Fausto Di Trapani

Mr. Fausto Di Trapani serves as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Di Trapani, a Chartered Accountant, joined Asanko in 2012 as Executive: Finance and has played a major role in the transformation of the Company's Finance function from late stage exploration through project development and production to the multi-jurisdictional fully integrated function it is today. This has included the deployment of a group wide ERP system to improve forecasting and budgetary controls, securing the Red Kite project finance facility and leading the Company's procurement processes to bring the Asanko Gold Mine into production on time and under budget. During his 18 year career, Fausto has held a number of senior financial management roles at significant listed resource companies including Mantra Resources, Norilsk Nickel International and BHP Billiton. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree.

Rob Slater

Andrew Ramcharan

Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Investor Relations of the Company. He joins Asanko from Sprott Resources where he was Managing Director of Project Evaluation for both debt and equity sides. He has over 18 years' experience in operations, project evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, project finance and investor relations. During his career, Andrew has worked for a number of well-respected companies including IAMGOLD Corporation and Resource Capital Funds. He holds a B.Eng degree in Mining Engineering, and a Master's and Ph.D degree in Mining and Minerals Economics. Dr. Ramcharan is also a Registered Member of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) in USA, Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada and Fellow of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Russell Bradford

Frans de Bruyn

Hugo Truter

William Smart

Mr. William Keith Smart is Non-Executive Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Prior to LionOre, Mr. Smart is a businessman with over 40 years’ experience in the resource sector. He is a previous Managing Director of mining companies with the Anglo American and Zimasco Groups in Zimbabwe with experience in the base metal and precious metal sectors in Southern Africa. He was a senior executive of LionOre at the time of its acquisition by Norilsk Nickel. He is a past director of Mantra Resources Ltd. and Coalspur Mines Ltd.

Marcel de Groot

Mr. Marcel Henry Marie de Groot, CA, is Independent Director of the company. he was Lead Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. He is a founding partner and President of Pathway Capital Ltd. (“Pathwaya Vancouver-based private venture capital corporation. Pathway has worked with a number of successful public mining companies including Peru Copper Inc. (acquired by Chinalco), and Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Mr. de Groot graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and articled with Grant Thornton LLP where he obtained the Chartered Accountant designation. Mr. de Groot is the past chairman and director of Luna Gold Corp., and a past director of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd., Underworld Resources Inc., Esperanza Resources, Premier Royalty, Lowell Copper and Anthem United.

Gordon Fretwell

Mr. Gordon J. Fretwell, LLB, is an Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Mr. Fretwell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with his Bachelor of Law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor (Gordon J. Fretwell Law Corporation) in Vancouver practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law.

Michael Price

Dr. Michael Allan Price is an Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Dr. Price has over 35 years’ experience in mining and mining finance. During his career, he has held senior positions at Barclays Capital, Societe Generale, and NM Rothschild and Sons and he is currently a mining finance advisor and also the London Representative of Resource Capital Funds.

Shawn Wallace

Mr. Shawn Kristen Wallace is Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. He was appointed Chairman of the Company in March 2010 and is one of the original founding members of the Company. Throughout his career, he has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development. Over the last 23 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development and production stage companies. Mr. Wallace also serves as the Chairman and a Director of Cayden Resources Inc. and Stratton Resources Inc.

Alex Buck