LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

Bruce Higson-Smith

Chairman

Mr. Higson-Smith, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for South Atlantic Gold. He is a mining engineer with nearly 40 years experience and has a B.Sc.(Min.Eng.) Honours, ARSM, from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London in 1982 and a M.B.A. from Baruch College, City University of New York in 1992. Mr. Higson-Smith has extensive experience in the capital markets, having served in senior management positions for 9 years in Denver CO, having worked with Castle Group, Emerging Markets Gold Fund and Resource Capital Funds. Before retiring, Mr. Higson-Smith was Chief Financial Officer of Castle Exploration and Senior VP of Corporate Strategy for Golden Star Resources Ltd. from 2003 to 2019. Mr. Higson-Smith is currently a strategic advisor to the board of directors of Federation Mining LTD.

Douglas Meirelles

President & CEO, Director

Mr. Meirelles was appointed President & CEO of the company on July 9th, 2020. Mr Meirelles brings over 15 years’ experience in management of publicly traded mining companies in Brasil and Canada. Mr. Meirelles brings extensive expertise in finance as well as operations, government relationship and permitting and licensing initiatives. Mr. Meirelles progressed his career through various roles including most recently Corporate Director & Country Manager for Luna Gold / Equinox Gold for 6 years, as well as various permanent & advisory positions with Troy Resources, Serabi Gold, Jaguar Mining and Newcrest Mining. Mr. Meirelles is also an independent director of Gold Lion Explorations Inc. and a fellow of the Brazil-Canada Mining Chamber of Commerce.

Marc Leduc

Director

Mr. Leduc (P.Eng) is a mining engineer and geologist with over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the development, operation, planning and evaluation of mining projects, with expertise in designing construction and operating large heap leach gold mines. Previously, Mr. Leduc was COO and then CEO of NewCastle Gold Ltd until it merged with Equinox Gold, CEO of Luna Gold Corp, COO at Lydian International Limited and President and COO of Bear Creek Mining Corporation. He is currently the COO of Kore Mining and in charge of the development and permitting of the Imperial Project in California. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors)in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ottawa.

Antenor Silva

Director

Mr. Silva is a mine engineer with over 50 years’ experience in metallurgical plants engineering & operation, open pit and underground mines, in several multi-national & public companies. Mr. Silva started his professional career at Serrana de Mineração in 1966. Following in 1971, was a co-founder of Paulo Abib Eng. acting as President & COO. By 1986 as CEO of CMP/CMA, the first Brazilian gold companies listed at the BOVESPA stock market. Mr. Silva was a co-founder of Yamana Gold, were acted as COO from 2003-2007, President from 2008-2009 and a Board member from 2003-2015. Mr. Silva is currently retired and serves as a board member on South Atlantic Gold and Amarillo Gold Corp.

Nanmao Su

Director

Mr. Su (M.Sc.) was appointed a Director on October 17, 2006. He holds a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree both in geology from China Geological University. Mr. Su is the Chairman of Dongying Delta Forestry Development Co., a tree plantation and forest product company based in Dongying City, China, since August 1997. Mr. Su is also a director of Huaxi Jiye Minerals Corp., a mineral exploration company based in China.

Oliver Friesen

Director

Mr. Friesen holds a B.Sc (Hons.) degree in geology from University of British Columbia and a M.Sc degree focusing in sedimentology from Simon Fraser University. He has been actively involved in mineral exploration since 2010. He has worked on a number of precious and base metal projects throughout Nevada, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

Senior Management

Douglas Meirelles

Director and CEO

Mr. Meirelles was appointed President & CEO of the company on July 9th, 2020. Mr Meirelles brings over 15 years’ experience in management of publicly traded mining companies in Brasil and Canada. Mr. Meirelles brings extensive expertise in finance as well as operations, government relationship and permitting and licensing initiatives. Mr. Meirelles progressed his career through various roles including most recently Corporate Director & Country Manager for Luna Gold / Equinox Gold for 6 years, as well as various permanent & advisory positions with Troy Resources, Serabi Gold, Jaguar Mining and Newcrest Mining. Mr. Meirelles is also an independent director of Gold Lion Explorations Inc. and a fellow of the Brazil-Canada Mining Chamber of Commerce.

Terese Gieselman

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Gieselman has had 32 years’ experience with junior mining and exploration companies listed on the TSX, TSX-Venture Exchange, OTCBB, NASDAQ and AMEX, in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. During her tenure in the resource sector, she has accumulated an extensive background in corporate and financial reporting and compliance for Canada and the United States, including particularly relevant experience in financings, treasury, international corporate structures and financial reporting in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mozambique, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Anne Hite

VP Investor Relations

Ms. Hite has over 20 years of experience in Investor Relations. Ms. Hite started her corporate career at a mid-tier mineral exploration company in the corporate development department. Since then she has been employed by a number of mid-tier and junior exploration companies in corporate development and investor relations. She also worked for a money management firm, written both commissioned and independent research and currently has an IR consultancy business. Her clients and former employers include Golden Star Resources, Rare Element Resources, Lydian International, Luna Gold, Sandspring Gold (Gold X Mining), Pershing Gold (Americas Gold and Silver) and others. Anne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics and an MBA.

Marcelo Antonio Batelochi

Senior Exploration Manager

Mr. Batelochi’s experience includes geologic positions of increasing responsibility at Rio Tinto, Vale S.A., Ferrous Resources Limited, and Great Panther Mining. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the identification and resource evaluation for gold, iron ore, manganese, copper, nickel, bauxite, rare earth elements and platinum group metals in both South America and Africa. Mr. Batelochi is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and is a Qualified Person for both NI 43-101 and JORC disclosure and technical reports. Mr. Batelochi has a BSc (Honors) School of Geology, UNESP, São Paulo State University, Brazil