Mr. Victor King
Vice President, Exploration
B2Gold’s President & CEO, Mr. Clive Johnson, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Victor King as Vice President, Exploration effective July 1, 2020.
Mr. King has 30 years of management experience in the mining industry and extensive knowledge from working throughout Africa on numerous exploration, development and mining projects.
Mr. King started his management career in the early 1990s as Exploration Manager at Gold Fields Limited, where he led the exploration team that discovered and developed one of the largest gold mines in Ghana, the world-class Tarkwa Mine. From the early to mid-2000s, while working as Regional Exploration Manager, Africa, he was responsible for acquiring, discovering and advancing projects in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, Mr. King was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Volta Resources Inc., where he oversaw various exploration and development projects in West Africa, including the successful discovery of the five-million-ounce-plus Kiaka Gold Project in Burkina Faso.
Following B2Gold’s acquisition of Volta Resources, Mr. King joined the Company as Exploration Manager, West Africa in 2014. While in this role, he furthered B2Gold’s regional exploration activities and was part of the original due diligence team in Mali that led to the successful acquisition of the Company’s world-class flagship Fekola Gold Project. For over three years, Mr. King managed Fekola’s ongoing exploration programs and was instrumental in significantly increasing the project’s mineral resources. He was also instrumental in the discovery of the Anaconda deposit adjacent to the Fekola Mine. In 2017, Mr. King was appointed Regional Vice President, West Africa, where he was responsible for regional corporate management, government relations, community relations and several key corporate social responsibility initiatives, including the successful resettlement of Fadougou village in Mali.
In his new role as Vice President, Exploration, Mr. King will be responsible for overseeing and managing B2Gold’s exploration projects around the world as well as identifying new opportunities for company growth.
Mr. King holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. King to the B2Gold executive team.
B2Gold is a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has operating gold mines in Mali, Namibia and the Philippines, and numerous exploration and development projects in various countries including Mali and Colombia.