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Appointment

June 2023 as the Chairman, President and CEO, December 2019 as President and CEO and October 2016 as Executive Director.

Skills & Experience

Mr. Bataa Tumur-Ochir, a Mongolian citizen, has a wealth of global experience in the mining and oil and gas industry. Mr. Bataa Tumur-Ochir is responsible for new business acquisitions, development and government and community relations. He is also responsible for daily operations in Mongolia.

Under his guidance, Steppe Gold was awarded "The Investment of the Year Award" from the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry in 2019.

"The Mining Company of the Year" award by the Mineral Resource and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia in 2020.

The company's flagship project, "ATO Gold Mine" has been selected and received "The Development of the Year" award by Bloomberg Mongolia TV in 2021.

Mr. Bataa Tumur-Ochir is also a Director of TSX.V listed Ion Energy Limited and Aranjin Resources Limited.

Ms Byambatseren Tsogbadrakh, a Mongolian national, is a founding member of the Steppe Gold team.

With years of experience in the field of finance, she has progressively held senior positions within the Company for an extended period.

Appointment

October 2017 as Director.

Skills & Experience

Mr. Michaels, a Swiss citizen, is the Chairman of Zuri-Invest AG and the Chairman of Asty Capital AG in Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Michaels has been involved in numerous financings of gold mines in North America as well as various other countries and is a well-respected financial adviser and fund manager throughout Europe. Mr. Michaels has extensive experience in the fields of mining finance, fund management and asset allocation.

Mr. Michaels has a background in law and economics and did his training in the areas of private banking and investment research at UBS in Zurich. Additionally, he attended post-graduate courses at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

Appointment

August 2017 as Director. Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Governance Committee.

Skills & Experience

Dr. Zamba, a Mongolian citizen, is currently serving as the Special Envoy of Mongolia on Climate change, National Focus Point of Mongolia for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) covering the coordination of activities related to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Dr. Zamba was the Minister of the Environment of Mongolia from 1990 to 1996 and Director-General of the National Agency for Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Monitoring from 1996 to 2001 and Ambassador of Mongolia to Japan from 2001 to 2005. From 2005 to 2001, he was working in New York as the Representative of the UN specialized agency-World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to the United Nations.

Dr. Zamba was also an advisor at the Office of the President of the United Nations Environmental assembly (UNEA) of UNEP in Ulaanbaatar (2014-2016).

Dr. Zamba received a Doctorate from Russian State Hydrometeorological University.

Appointment

August 2019 as Director. Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee.

Skills & Experience

Dr. Sereenen, a Mongolian citizen, is an outstanding geologist with over 30 years of experience in the resources sector including base and precious metals and other commodities.

Dr. Sereenen is Professor and the Head of Mineral Exploration department at the School of Geology and Mining Engineering, Mongolian National University of Science and Technology since 2011. Dr. Sereenen teaches ore geology and metallogeny to Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate students. Prior to 2011,Dr. Sereenen worked as an associate professor at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Sereenen completed her graduate study at the Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan in 2002. Dr. Sereenen received her Master’s Degree from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan in 1999.

Appointment

August 2019 as Director. Chair of the Governance Committee and Member of Audit Committee.

Skills & Experience

Mr. Haggarty, a Canadian citizen, has over 35 years of industrial experience both on-site and at a corporate level, involving several precious metal and copper producers, with a back background in project design, commissioning, start-up, metallurgy, process optimization, project management, reclamation, and closure.

Mr. Haggarty is the Managing Director of Haggarty Technical Services Corporation and a registered member of the Professional Engineers Ontario. Mr. Haggarty’s industry experience includes 24 years in operations and 14 years in corporate and EPCM-related roles. Most recently, Mr. Haggarty was Senior Director, Metallurgy at Barrick Gold Corp. Mr. Haggarty has worked at multiple mine sites around the world, including as General Manager of Barrick Gold’s Veladero heap leach project in Argentina. He is considered a technical leader in heap leach processing, implementation and optimization.

Mr. Haggarty received his Master of Engineering in Metallurgy, Mining, Mineral Processing from McGill University.

Appointment

June 2023 as Director.

Skills & Experience

Ms. Lerner, a U.S. citizen, has operated a private tax accounting firm since 1986 and possesses an expertise in domestic and foreign tax planning, financial forensics, fraud prevention and dispute resolution.

Ms. Lerner is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Forensic (AICPA), Certified Forensic Accountant Homeland Security Level V and a graduate of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
Ms. Lerner is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American College of Forensic Examiners, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Business Appraisals, National Conference of CPA Practitioners, and National Association of Tax Preparers.

Ms. Lerner is the former chairperson of Children’s Talent Development Fund, a not-for-profit charitable organization, director and treasurer of the Russian Jewish Congress and acts as a pro-bono consultant for Ukrainian refugees. She is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

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