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Executive Management

GORDON STOTHART , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Gordon Stothart originally joined IAMGOLD at the end of 2007 as COO, moving to the position of President & CEO as of March 1st, 2020, bringing over 30 years of mining industry experience to the role. Prior to IAMGOLD, Gord worked in the Noranda-Falconbridge-Xstrata organization for 21 years in a number of operational, project, business development and management roles, including spending nearly 10 years in South America on large copper operations. Mr. Stothart graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1987 with a Double Major in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering and later completed a Falconbridge-sponsored Executive Development Program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also involved in several industry associations and is currently the Chairman of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). Gord is also the current Chairman of the non-profit Saint Elizabeth Foundation with a current focus on end-of-life care and in-community healthcare training and service partnerships with several First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada.

CAROL BANDUCCI , , , Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Carol Banducci is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD Corporation. She joined IAMGOLD in July 2007, and currently oversees all aspects of finance, information technology and investor relations. From 2011 to 2015, Carol was also Chair of Niobec Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAMGOLD, prior to orchestrating the sale of the business in early 2015.

Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Carol was Vice President, Financial Operations of Royal Group Technologies, Chief Financial Officer of Canadian General-Tower Limited and Chief Financial Officer of Orica Explosives North America and ICI Explosives Canada & Latin America. She currently serves on the Board of HudBay Minerals Inc. and was previously a director of Euro Ressources S.A and Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

Carol’s career has also been notable for her dedication to helping others in the community. In 2016, she founded the Miner’s Lamp Award Campaign, creating a partnership with the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry to raise funds for research into the detection and early prevention of mental illness in youth and young adults. The campaign has garnered strong support from the business and academic communities, reaching $2.8 million in four years.

In 2015, 2017, and 2018 Carol was a three time recipient of the Women’s Executive Network Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Also, in 2018, Carol was recognized by Women in Mining as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. In 2016 she was a recipient of the University of Toronto, University College Alumni of Influence Awards.

BRUNO LEMELIN , , , Senior Vice President, Operations & Projects

Bruno Lemelin was appointed Senior Vice President – Operations and Projects in March 2020, with oversight of all operational and project development activities across the organization. He previously held the position of Regional Vice President – Americas in 2019 and was the General Manager at Essakane from 2016 to 2018. Before joining IAMGOLD in 2014, Bruno developed his mining expertise with different international mining companies. He worked 10 years for Xstrata (now Glencore) in Sudbury, Ontario, from 2001 to 2003 and at Raglan Mine, Nunavik, Quebec, from 2003 to 2011, as head of Mining Engineering and as Manager, Strategy, Risks and Communications. He then joined SNC-Lavalin as Vice-President, Sustainable Mining, from 2011 to 2014. Bruno studied at Université Laval and holds two Bachelor degrees: one in Mining Engineering and another in Business Administration, as well as a Master's and a Doctorate in Mineral Economics. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

BENJAMIN LITTLE , , , Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, HSS & People

Benjamin Little is Senior Vice President at IAMGOLD Corporation. He heads the Corporate Affairs, HSS, and People functions and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Ben is also Chief Executive Officer of Euro Ressources SA, a French affiliate of IAMGOLD focused on precious-metal royalties. Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Ben was Director of Government and International Affairs at Barrick Gold Corporation. He is a corporate lawyer, having practised at a leading business law firm in Toronto. He has also served as Senior Policy Adviser to Canada's federal Minister of Industry. Mr. Little studied at Queen's University (gold medallist), Oxford University (master's degree in international relations, Commonwealth Scholar) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association, and has served or continues to serve on the boards of directors of many organizations, including SEMOS (Mali), the World Gold Council (Alternate), Euro Resources S.A. (France), the Canada-Chile Business Council, Minalliance (Quebec), the Mining Association of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canada-Peru Chamber of Commerce and the Canada-Pakistan Business Council.

CRAIG MACDOUGALL , , , Senior Vice President, Exploration

Craig joined IAMGOLD in February of 2012. As an accomplished senior executive in both major and junior base and precious metals mining companies, Craig brings over 25 years of experience in domestic and international exploration. He has a strong reputation for building and leading multidisciplinary teams, and a track record of deposit discovery, resource expansions and project generation and acquisitions. Craig worked for Falconbridge/ Noranda in roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior International Geologist and, later, as Exploration Manager in Australasia and Africa. More recently, as president and CEO of a TSX-V junior listed exploration company, he led exploration projects for sulphide nickel in East Africa and Canada. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Mount Allison University and a M. Sc. in Earth Sciences from Memorial University.

OUMAR TOGUYENI , , , Senior Vice President, International Affairs & Sustainability

Oumar Toguyeni was appointed Senior Vice President, International Affairs & Sustainability in March 2020, and manages IAMGOLD’s relationships with our overseas host governments and other stakeholders in West Africa and South America. Oumar joined IAMGOLD in June 2012 as Vice-President, Commercial, West Africa, and was subsequently promoted in 2013 to Regional Vice-President West Africa, overseeing IAMGOLD’s interests in the region. Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Oumar had accumulated over 25 years of experience in exploration, project development and operations for various commodities, including gold, base metals and bauxite in Africa, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Oumar started his career in Burkina Faso before moving to international career holding key senior positions with major mining companies including Billiton International Metals, Billiton Plc, BHP Billiton and Alcoa. Oumar is a graduate from the University of Dakar (Senegal) in Geological Engineering and also holds a MBA from Webster University in the United States.

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