McEwen Mining Inc.
Rob McEwenChairman & Chief Owner, McEwen Mining Inc.
Rob McEwen has spent his career in two industries — investments and mining. First, he spent 18 years in the financial services industry in research, sales, and portfolio management primarily focused on investments in gold. Since 1990, he has been actively involved in the gold mining industry, recently adding silver and copper to his area of focus. He is the founder of Goldcorp Inc., where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $8 billion. Mr. McEwen is currently Chairman and Chief Owner of two companies: McEwen Mining Inc. and Lexam VG Gold. These companies are exploring for gold, silver, copper, and oil and gas in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Argentina.
In 2000, Business Week named Goldcorp one of 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide. Mr. McEwen’s awards include Ernst & Young’s Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Energy), Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year, and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Philanthropy from the Canada Museum Association. He has been honored with an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from York University, was named Canada’s Most Innovative CEO in 2006 by Canadian Business Magazine, and received the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian award.
David HarquailChair of the Board of Directors, Franco-Nevada Corp.
David Harquail led the successful initial public offering and listing of Franco-Nevada Corporation onto the Toronto Stock Exchange in late 2007. He has served as CEO since then, during which time Franco-Nevada’s share price has outperformed the gold price and all relevant gold equity benchmarks. Franco-Nevada’s market valuation now ranks among the top five gold companies in the world. Mr. Harquail previously held senior executive roles at Newmont Mining Corporation. Prior to that, he was a senior executive of the original Franco-Nevada group of royalty companies for 15 years. Mr. Harquail is on the board of the World Gold Council and has served on many senior mining boards, industry associations and not-for-profits. He holds a degree in geological engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from McGill University.