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Asanko Gold Inc (AKG.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Wright

66 2020 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Gregory McCunn

50 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fausto Di Trapani

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Matt Badylak

2020 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Todd Romaine

2020 Executive Vice President, Sustainability

Lynette Gould

2019 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Markus Felderer

2019 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Paul Klipfel

2020 Senior Vice President - Exploration

Marcel de Groot

46 2017 Independent Director

Gordon Fretwell

67 2005 Independent Director

Judith Mosely

55 2020 Independent Director

Michael Price

64 2014 Independent Director

Shawn Wallace

50 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Wright

Mr. Paul N. Wright was Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wright served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado Gold Corporation (“Eldorado”) from October 1999 to April 2017. He joined Eldorado in July 1996 as Vice President, Mining and subsequently as Senior Vice President, Operations in October 1997. Mr. Wright led Eldorado through a period of intense activity through which was created a leading international gold company. Mr. Wright is a graduate of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with over 40 years of international experience in the development and operation of open pit and underground mines. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and is a Chartered Engineer (UK).

Gregory McCunn

Mr. Gregory McCunn serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. 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 i 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 20+ year career as a Chartered Accountant, 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.

Matt Badylak

Mr. Matt Badylak serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Badylak is a seasoned mining professional with 20 years of operations experience including a number of senior management roles with Eldorado Gold. In his most recent role as General Manager Kisladag Mine, Mr. Badylak was responsible for multiple cost saving initiatives and optimization of the heap leaching operations, allowing the company to avoid construction of a capital-intensive milling facility and extend the operation of the heap leach. Prior to his role at Kisladag, Matt held various corporate and operations management roles in Eldorado Gold, including Managing Director of China Operations and prior to that, General Manager of the Tanjianshan Gold Mine located on the Tibetan Plateau in China's Qinghai Province . Prior to Eldorado Gold, he worked in various technical roles across Australia and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Extractive Metallurgy & Chemistry from Murdoch University in Perth and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Todd Romaine

Mr. Todd E. Romaine serves as Executive Vice President, Sustainability of the Company. He has over 20 years experience in the environmental, social and community aspects of the resource extractive sectors as well as public and aboriginal governments. Most recently he worked as the Chief Sustainability Officer for Danakali Limited, an Australian junior potash mining company that is developing a 200-year Sulphate of Potash deposit in Eritrea. Prior to this role, Todd was the Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Government Relations at Nevsun Resources Ltd, a Canadian mid-tier mining company and played a central role developing leading edge CSR initiatives to establish social license and responsible operations in challenging jurisdictions. Previously, he worked in senior management roles at Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the Government of Nunavut. Todd holds designations with the Canadian Institute of Planners, International Right of Way Association and has a Master’s of International Relations, a Master’s of Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies.

Lynette Gould

Ms. Lynette Gould serves as Senior Vice President - Investor Relations of the Company. She has over 20 years experience in investor relations and finance roles. Most recently she was Vice President, Investor Relations at Alio Gold a junior gold mining company with operations in Mexico and Nevada. Prior to joining Alio Gold, Lynette was Director, Investor Relations at Goldcorp Inc. where she played a critical role in positioning Goldcorp's new business strategy under its new leadership team. Lynette has built robust IR strategies and developed deep relationships within the investment community. Previously, she worked in financial roles at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals and GrowthWorks Capital. Lynette holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has a Bachelor of Business degree.

Markus Felderer

Mr. Markus Felderer serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. He was most recently Vice President of Corporate Development at Alio Gold. Prior to that he was Managing Director, Investment Banking, at Canaccord Genuity, where he led an M&A and equity business focused solely on the mining sector. Previously, he led HSBC's Metals & Mining Advisory/M&A business in the Americas. During his time in investment banking, he provided a broad range of clients globally with financial and strategic analyses and advice regarding growth and financing strategies. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Felderer worked at Teck Cominco Ltd. in business development where he conducted evaluations of mining projects and companies. Markus holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has an MBA and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining and Mineral Process Engineering.

Paul Klipfel

Dr. Paul D. Klipfel Ph.D. serves as Senior Vice President - Exploration of the Company. He has 40 years of exploration experience in a wide variety of geologic settings and deposit types. Most of his work for the past 13 years has been in Ghana and other countries of West Africa. He was an original mapper on the Esaase project for Keegan Resources and has been a consultant to many companies over the past 17 years in West Africa , North and South America , Australia , and Asia. He also served as President for Abzu Gold and as Chief Geologist / COO for Ashanti Gold . Dr. Klipfel holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Colorado School of Mines and M.S. degrees in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines and Geology from University of Idaho.

Marcel de Groot

Mr. Marcel Henry Marie de Groot CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is an independent consultant and founding partner and President of Pathway Capital Ltd. (“Pathway”), a 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 Equinox Gold Corp., 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fretwell is a lawyer who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a Bachelor of Law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a selfemployed solicitor (Gordon J. Fretwell Law Corporation) in Vancouver practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law. Mr. Fretwell is a past director of Coro Mining Corp., Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Curis Resources Ltd., Benton Resources Corp., Lignol Energy Corp (“Lignol”), and Pine Valley Mining Corporation.

Judith Mosely

Ms. Judith Mosely serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Mosely is a retired banking executive with over 20 years’ experience in the mining and metals banking sector. She most recently held the position of Business Development Director for Rand Merchant Bank (“RMB”) in London with responsibility for developing the bank’s African business with international mining and metals companies. Prior to RMB she headed the mining finance team at Société Générale in London where her focus was principally on debt financing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Australia. She has broad experience across commodity sectors, working with juniors through to multinationals. She is currently a non-executive director of Blackrock World Mining Trust plc, a Trustee of Camborne School of Mines Trust, and sits on the board of Women in Mining in the UK. She is also a consultant with Northcott Capital Ltd, a financial advisory firm focusing on mining and renewables.

Michael Price

Dr. Michael Allan Price serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Michael Price is a mining finance consultant and advisor with over 35 years’ experience in mining and mining finance. During his career, he has held senior positions at Barclays Capital, Société Générale, and NM Rothschild and Sons and he is also the London Representative of Resource Capital Funds.

Shawn Wallace

Mr. Shawn Kristen Wallace serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a businessman involved in managing public companies and one of the original founding members of the Company and served as Chairman of the Company from March 2010 to February 2014. He has spent the last thirty years active in all facets of building and operating several successful junior mining exploration and development companies. He is currently the President and CEO of Auryn Resources Inc. and the Chairman of Torq Resources Inc. Mr. Wallace is a past Chairman and Director of Cayden Resources Inc. and a past Director of Full Metal Minerals Inc