African Gold Group, Inc., a Canadian listed gold company engaged in developing the Kobada Gold Project in southern Mali, has recently announced the structural changes to the board of directors and management of the Company. African Gold Group also proposed the change of company’s name to “Avion2 Gold Inc.”

The new appointments announced are as follow;

  • Danny Callow as a President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Scott Eldridge as a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Jan-Erik Back as a Vice-Chairman, Strategy of the Board
  • John Begeman as a Lead Independent Director of the Board

Danny Callow who has been designated to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, currently has the position as company’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Callow is a well reputed mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines and holds the MBA degree from the Henley Management College, UK. According to the company his experience helped the company building and operating mines in Africa.

Scott Eldridge who has been designated to the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board., is the cofounder of the Euroscandic International Group Inc., a private corporation engaged in offering merchant banking and advisory services. Mr. Eldridge is replacing Stan Bharti who is upon election going to step down from the position of Chairman of the Board.

John Begeman who has been appointed as Lead Independent Director, is a well reputed Mining Engineer with over 40 years of experience. In his previous working history has served as the Avion Gold Corporation President and chief executive officer, Zinifex Canada Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer and Western Operations of Goldcorp Inc.’s Vice President.

Mr. Jan-Erik Back, who has been designated to the position of Vice-Chairman, Strategy of the Board, has more than 20 years of professional experience in executive management in the mining, natural resources, infrastructure and related sectors.

The outgoing Chairman and CEO of AGG Stan Bharti commented, “We are very pleased to be announcing the restructuring of AGG at a time when we are ready to move to the construction phase of our flagship Kobada Gold Project.”

Additionally, the Company also announced the plan to change the name of the Company to “Avion2 Gold Inc.”, if shareholders approve it at the next annual general meeting, and also it’s subject to the approval of regulatory and TSX Venture Exchange.