Vice President, Government Relations
B2Gold’s President and CEO, Mr. Clive T. Johnson, is pleased to announce that Mr. Neil Reeder has joined the Company as Vice President, Government Relations.
Mr. Reeder joins B2Gold following a distinguished government career of over 35 years with Global Affairs Canada. He helped advance Canada’s trade, foreign policy and development agenda during seven different diplomatic postings overseas and in increasingly senior positions in Ottawa. His last assignment in Ottawa was as Director General responsible for the management of Canada’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Most recently, Mr. Reeder served as Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines. His previous ambassadorial postings include serving as Canada’s High Commissioner to Brunei and as Canadian Ambassador to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. He has also served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico.
Mr. Reeder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Mr. Reeder will be responsible for liaising on behalf of the Company with key Canadian government departments and agencies, including those responsible for Canada’s trade and investment abroad. He will also assist the company and its personnel in engagement with foreign governments and other players to support B2Gold’s mining operations and exploration projects around the globe.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold is one of the fastest-growing intermediate gold producers in the world. Founded in 2007, today, the Company has four operating mines, one mine under construction and numerous exploration projects in various countries, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali and Burkina Faso.
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