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Golden Star Resources Ltd (GSS.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Baker

64 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Samuel Coetzer

55 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andre van Niekerk

39 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Daniel Owiredu

58 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

Bruce Higson-Smith

52 2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Martin Raffield

47 2013 Senior Vice-President - Project Development and Technical Services

Karen Walsh

2012 Vice President - People and Organizational Development

S. Mitchel Wasel

51 2007 Vice President - Exploration

Katharine Sutton

2016 Director - Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs

Gilmour Clausen

2016 Director

Anu Dhir

44 2014 Independent Director

Robert Doyle

61 2010 Independent Director

Tony Jensen

53 2012 Independent Director

Craig Nelsen

64 2011 Independent Director

William Yeates

67 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Baker

Mr. Timothy C. Baker serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Baker was appointed Executive Chairman of the Corporation effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Baker’s title was amended to non-Executive Chairman on November 1, 2013. Mr. Baker served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Kinross Gold Corporation from June 2006 to November 2010. Mr. Baker, who earned his BSc in Geology from Edinburgh University in 1974, has substantial experience in operating mines and projects, including projects in Chile, the United States, Africa and the Dominican Republic. Prior to working with Kinross Gold Corporation, Mr. Baker served as an Executive General Manager of Placer Dome Chile, where he was responsible for the Placer Dome operations, including at the Zaldivar mine and Kinross-Placer joint venture at La Coipa as well as the Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Baker was an independent director of Eldorado Gold Corporation from May 2011 until December 2012; Pacific Rim Mining Corp. from March 2012 until November 2013, and Augusta Resources Corporation from September 2008 until September 2014. Mr. Baker has also been a Director of Antofagasta plc since March 2011 and Sherritt International since May 2014.

Samuel Coetzer

Mr. Samuel T. Coetzer serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since January 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served the Corporation as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 to December 2012. Mr. Coetzer is a mining engineer graduate from the University of Pretoria, a member of the World Gold Council and has over 25 years of international mining experience, having held increasing levels of responsibility in various mining companies including Xstrata Nickel, Xstrata Coal South Africa, and Placer Dome Inc. From September 2010 until joining the Corporation, he was the Senior Vice President of Red Back Integration at Kinross. Mr. Coetzer consulted to Kinross from February 2009 and was appointed in May 2009 as Senior Vice President, South American Operations for Kinross, serving in this role until September 2010. In this role, Mr. Coetzer was responsible for overseeing the Kinross assets in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. From June 2007 to October 2008, Mr. Coetzer was the Chief Operating Officer of Xstrata Nickel, and from March 2006 to June 2007, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Xstrata Coal South Africa. Mr. Coetzer also has significant experience in Africa, having been with Placer Dome Inc.’s South African and Tanzanian operations, where he was Managing Director - South Africa and the Executive General Manager – Tanzania, from 2003 to February 2006.

Andre van Niekerk

Mr. Andre van Niekerk serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. van Niekerk joined Golden Star in 2006. André spent almost five years in Ghana as the head of finance and business operations, after which he was transferred back to the corporate office to take the role of Vice-President & Controller. André was appointed to the role of EVP & CFO in April 2014. While based in Ghana, André was Vice Chairman of the Ghanaian Chamber of Mines Energy Committee and a member of the Chamber of Mines Finance Committee. Prior to joining Golden Star, André spent six years with KPMG serving clients in the mining and oil and gas industries.

Daniel Owiredu

Mr. Daniel Owiredu serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Owiredu joined Golden Star in September 2006 as Vice President, Operations and was appointed Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. He was subsequently appointed to the Board in November 2014. Mr. Owiredu has over 30 years of experience in the mining sector in Ghana and West Africa, and holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi and an MBA degree from Strathclyde Business School in Scotland, UK. Prior to joining Golden Star, Mr. Owiredu was Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Africa for AngloGold Ashanti where he successfully managed the construction and operation of the Bibiani mine as well as the operation of the Siguiri, Obuasi and Fred Rebecca mines. Mr. Owiredu has made a significant contribution to mining in Ghana as the country’s former President of the Chamber of Mines and more recently in his appointment as Chairman of the board of directors of the Ghana Commercial Bank.

Bruce Higson-Smith

Mr. Bruce Higson-Smith serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Higson-Smith has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy since January 2013. Prior to that, he served the Company as Senior Vice President Finance and Corporate Development from January 2012 to January 2013 and Vice President, Corporate Development from September 2003 to January 2012. Mr. Higson-Smith is a qualified mining engineer with over 25 years of experience in the mining business. Following several years in underground mining operations in Africa and after earning an MBA in finance, Mr. Higson-Smith spent 10 years reviewing projects, conducting due diligence, negotiating and structuring mining transactions around the world, initially with the Castle Group, a mining investment management company, and then with Resource Capital Funds. Since joining the Company in 2003, he has been responsible for evaluating and executing M&A opportunities for the Company and also spent a year in Ghana as General Manager of Bogoso.

Martin Raffield

Dr. Martin Raffield serves as Senior Vice-President - Project Development and Technical Services of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Dr. Raffield was hired by Golden Star in August 2011 as Senior Vice President, Technical Services. From June 2007 until the time Dr. Raffield joined Golden Star, he worked as Principal Consultant and Practice Leader for SRK Consulting (US) Ltd (“SRK”) in Denver. Dr. Raffield started his career in 1992 in South Africa working in geotechnical engineering at a number of deep level gold mines for Johannesburg Consolidated Investments. In 2000, he relocated to Canada with Placer Dome and held the positions of Chief Engineer and Mine Superintendent at their Campbell Mine. Dr. Raffield moved to Breakwater Resources, Myra Falls Operation in 2006 and held the position of Manager of Mining until moving to SRK in 2007. Dr. Raffield has a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wales and is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, Canada.

Karen Walsh

Ms. Karen Walsh serves as Vice President - People and Organizational Development of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Ms. Walsh has served as Vice President People and Organizational Development since July 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Walsh did consulting work for six years in the mining industry from September 2007 to July 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Walsh was Vice President, Human Resources for Placer Dome Inc. from 2005 to August 2006. Ms. Walsh has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry with a broad range of human resources expertise including recruiting, succession planning, cultural change initiatives, HR process optimization, project development feasibility studies, global leadership development and performance management.

S. Mitchel Wasel

Mr. S. Mitchel Wasel serves as Vice President - Exploration of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since September 2007. Prior to that he served the Corporation as Regional Exploration Manager for West Africa from March 2004. Mr. Wasel served as the Corporation’s Exploration Manager—Ghana from 2000 to March 2004. Mr. Wasel has acted in various other roles with the Corporation since 1993 when he commenced his service with the Corporation as an exploration geologist, where he worked in the Corporation’s regional exploration program in Suriname and later with the Gross Rosebel project, ultimately as Project Manager. Prior to joining the Corporation, he worked with several companies in northern Canada in both exploration and mine geology.

Katharine Sutton

Ms. Katharine Sutton serves as Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs of the Company effective July 2016. Previously, she was Head of Investor Relations at Amara Mining plc, the West African gold explorer/developer, and Centamin plc, the Egyptian-focused FTSE 250 gold producer. Prior to that, she held the role of Account Manager at Buchanan Communications, where she advised a number of FTSE 250 and AIM 100 mining companies, and she began her career as a broadcast journalist at the BBC.

Gilmour Clausen

Mr. Gilmour Clausen is Director of the Company. He is the President of a division of Yamana Gold Inc., and former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Augusta Resource Corporation. He also serves as an independent director of Plata Latina Minerals Corporation. With over 30 years of executive, financial, developmental and operational industry experience, Mr. Clausen has been responsible for executing growth strategies for mining companies on a range of continents and across a variety of commodities. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, each in Mining Engineering from Queens University, Canada. He is also a graduate of a Queen's University executive business program.

Anu Dhir

Ms. Anu Dhir, J.D., serves as Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Ms. Dhir has a unique combination of business, operations and legal experience in the mining, oil and gas and technology sectors on several continents and a history of successfully developing and negotiating business development deals including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and key partnerships. Ms. Dhir has also helped finance and lead private companies to the public markets and has helped companies heighten their profile and increase overall shareholder value. Ms. Dhir was a director of Frontier Rare Earths from July 2008 until January 2016 and served as its Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Ms. Dhir was a director of Energulf Resources from August 2013 until September 2015. Ms. Dhir was a Non-Executive Director of Great Basin Gold Limited, South Africa (TSX, NYSE, JSE) until 2013, and served as its Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of its Remuneration Committee and Audit & Risk Committee. Ms. Dhir also served as a Non-Executive Director of Kazakh Compass Asset Fund Ltd, Kazakhstan until December 2012. Anu Dhir is a founder and Managing Director of Miniqs Limited (“Miniqs”), a private group primarily interested in resource projects capable of growth into major producing operations. Miniqs’ experience extends from early stage exploration projects, through to the successful development of a number of major mining projects throughout the world. Miniqs’ capabilities include the establishment of technical and project development teams; establishment of corporate structures and management teams; and major financing access through the global debt and equity markets. Prior to Miniqs, Ms. Dhir served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Company Secretary at Katanga Mining Limited a publicly listed mining company. Her portfolio of responsibilities at Katanga covered corporate development, investor relations, legal advisory, governance, and communications.

Robert Doyle

Mr. Robert E. Doyle serves as Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since February 02, 2010. From January 2008 to October 2009, Mr. Doyle was Chief Executive Officer of Medoro Resources Ltd. (pursuant to a merger in June 2011, Medoro is now known as Gran Colombia Gold Corp.), a Canadian gold exploration and development company with activities in Africa and South America. Mr. Doyle was with Pacific Stratus Energy as Executive Vice President from 2005 through 2006, Chief Financial Officer from October 2006 to May 2007 and Vice President from March 2006 to May 2007. He also was Chief Financial Officer of Coalcorp Mining Inc. from November 2005 to May 2007 and Chief Financial Officer of Bolivar Gold Corp. from January 2003 to February 2006. Mr. Doyle served as a director of Gran Columbia Gold Corp. from April 2008 to July 2013, and as a director of NXA Inc. from June 2009 to February 2014. Mr. Doyle sits on the boards of Detour Gold Corp. and Mandalay Resource Corp. Mr. Doyle, a chartered accountant and a chartered director, has over 30 years’ experience in all facets of international resource exploration, development and production. Mr. Doyle has a BA Honours from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. Mr. Doyle brings a broad skill set to the Board, including a thorough understanding of operations, accounting and financial strategy of international mining companies.

Tony Jensen

Mr. Tony A. Jensen serves as Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since June 13, 2012. Mr. Jensen has over thirty years of progressive mining industry experience, including over twelve years with Royal Gold, Inc. and eighteen years with the Placer Dome Inc. group of companies. His background is anchored in operational experience gained in the United States and Chile where he served in senior mine management positions. This operational background is balanced by corporate administrative, finance and business development experience in various roles with Royal Gold and Placer Dome in San Francisco, California, Santiago, Chile and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Jensen has been serving as President and Chief Executive OfIcer of Royal Gold Inc., a mining royalty company, since 2006. Previously, Mr. Jensen had served as the President and Chief Operating OfIcer of Royal Gold Inc. from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Jensen was elected to the board of directors of Royal Gold Inc. in 2004. He is a mining engineering graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and holds a Certificate of Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In addition, Mr. Jensen is a member of the World Gold Council Board and Remuneration Committee, the National Mining Association Board and Finance Committee, and the Advisory Board of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Craig Nelsen

Mr. Craig J. Nelsen serves as Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since May 11, 2011. Craig J. Nelsen was a founder, and President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, of Avanti Mining Inc. (“Avanti”) from May 2007 to October 2013 and was Executive Chairman of Avanti until May 2014. From April 1999 to June 2007, Mr. Nelsen served as the Executive Vice-President, Exploration, for Gold Fields Limited. Mr. Nelsen was the founder, and served as Chairman of the board of directors, of Metallica Resources Inc. from 1994 to 2008, and was Metallica’s Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1999. In June 2008, a three company merger between Metallica, Peak Gold, and New Gold Inc. was finalized, forming a larger gold producer known as New Gold Inc., which is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT. From June 2008 until May 2012, Mr. Nelsen served as a member of the board of directors of New Gold Inc. Mr. Nelsen holds a M.S. degree in geology from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. degree in geology from the University of Montana.

William Yeates

Mr. William L. Yeates, CPA., serves as Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since October 4, 2011. Mr. Yeates was one of the founding partners of Hein & Associates LLP (“Hein”). He previously served on Hein’s Executive Committee and was their National Director of Auditing and Accounting for many years. He retired from Hein in 2013. He has over 40 years of auditing experience working with public companies specializing in extractive industries. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Yeates served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He also has served on: the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality; the Executive Committee of the Center for Public Company Audit Firms of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”); the SEC Practice Section Executive Committee and the SEC Regulations Committee of the AICPA. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Yeates holds an MBA in accounting and a B.S. in finance and marketing from the University of Colorado.

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