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Dawe moves to B2Gold as MD

Mark Dawe is the new B2Gold Namibia MD since the beginning of this week.

Mark Dawe, well-known in mining circles as a former president of the Chamber of Mines, started this week as the new Managing Director of B2Gold Namibia.
This follows the promotion of Bill Lytle, outgoing Managing Director, to the position of B2Gold Corp. Vice President for Africa. Bill will hand over the reins to Mark over a six-month period and, going forward, will oversee the B2Gold Corp. Africa portfolio which currently includes the Fekola Project in Mali, the Kiaka Project in Burkina Faso, and Otjikoto.

Dawe was previously employed as Vice President – Key Raw Materials and Head of Global Mining Operations for Solvay’s Global Business Unit: Special Chemicals. In this role he was responsible for overseeing all of the mining operations and projects of the Unit – including the Okorusu Fluorspar mine. He has worked in Namibia for more than 26 years and has extensive experience working with the government both as a Managing Director and as a former President for the Namibian Chamber of Mines. He comes to B2Gold with an extensive technical background, including an extractive metallurgy degree and a keen interest in environmental protection and corporate social responsibility.
Bill Lytle explains that Mark exemplifies what B2Gold looks for in leadership: “He shares a similar passion for team building and maximizing employee potential. I am confident that Mark will lead B2Gold Namibia to unparalleled success and will make our company the shining star for the mining industry in Namibia. I am looking forward to introducing Mark to our staff and am excited about the future growth of B2Gold in Namibia.”
One of Mark’s outstanding achievements includes being chosen by De Beers Global as a prime example of “managing a mining company with full workplace accountability.”

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