Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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The Canadian Mining Exploration Panel features leadership from four Companies coming together to hold a conversation and share their experiences and thoughts on the matter.
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Brian SkanderbegPresident & CEO, DirectorMr. Skanderbeg was most recently President and CEO of Claude Resources Inc. since November 2014 – which was acquired by Silver Standard Resources Inc. for $337 million. He previously worked for Goldcorp, Inco Ltd. and Helio Resources, holding positions in both exploration and operations. Mr. Skanderbeg is also a director of Wesdome Mines. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba and an M.Sc. from Rhodes University, South Africa. He brings extensive experience in the exploration and evaluation of gold systems, operational management, cost and asset optimization and strategic analysis.
Ian M. BerzinsPresident & CEO of Braveheart Resources Inc.Ian Berzins is a seasoned mining executive with over 35 years of experience in engineering, operations, maintenance, human resources, senior operations and mine finance. He holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. Ian has led a number of management teams in Canada at operations including Thompson Creek Metal’s Mount Milligan Mine and San Gold Corporation’s Rice lake Mine. He has significant experience working with First Nations and has raised money in the capital markets.
Rana VigCEO and DirectorMr. Vig has over 30 years of business experience during which time he has helped to launch five business ventures in private industry. He has been involved in several publicly traded companies since 2010. From 2011 to 2016 Mr. Vig served as President of Musgrove Minerals, an Idaho focused gold and copper mining exploration company, and from 2013 to 2016, he was the Chairman and CEO of Continental Precious Minerals, a TSX senior board exploration company with a focus on advancing one of the largest uranium projects in the world, located in Sweden.
A true entrepreneur with the ability to identify early trends, in 2018, Mr. Vig became the CEO of Lead Ventures and led its re-structuring by acquiring Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (CURA) which raised $520 million, making it the largest Canadian cannabis financing in history.
Also in 2018, Mr. Vig was invited to take the helm of Rockbridge Resources, a failed Oil and Gas venture, which he re structured by acquiring Harvest Health & Recreation (HARV) that closed a $300 million financing – making it the third largest cannabis financing of 2018.
Believing that the mining industry, and gold in particular, was about to enter into the next commodities super cycle, he has turned his attention to his latest venture, Blue Lagoon Resources, a gold focused company that holds both, the highly sought after environmental permit, as well as a mining permit.
In November 2017, he was invited to the Canadian Senate to receive the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal – which were awarded to top Canadians actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication and hard work, make their hometowns and communities, a better place to live.
Mathieu LandryVice President Technology at Azimut ExplorationMathieu Landry is Vice-President Technology and Business Development for Azimut Exploration. Mr. Landry is a senior mining professional with broad technical expertise developed over 16 years principally with Glencore (formerly Xstrata & Falconbridge).
Mr. Landry progressed through several positions from 2005-2019 at Raglan Mine, a nickel producer in northern Quebec, including Principal Geoscientist (2016-18), Senior Project Manager (2010-16) and other technical assignments, mainly in geophysics. In these roles, Mr. Landry has been a significant contributor to steering the exploration strategy and the growth of the mineral inventory at Raglan Mine from 2005-2018, being involved in several important nickel-copper-PGE discoveries and subsequent development.
Mr. Landry also held the position of Superintendent Technology and Business Intelligence (2018-2019) at Raglan Mine (Glencore), where he managed the IT infrastructure and initiated the implementation of data governance, advanced analytics and digital transformation programs.
Mr. Landry obtained a Bachelor degree in geology from Carleton University, Ottawa in 2004.
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