The fall 2013 series of “The Chief Executives” concluded with Charles Jeannes, President & CEO of Goldcorp, discussing the significant impact the extractive sector has on the Canadian economy, which has resulted in gold becoming Canada’s number one export – totaling some $14.5 billion a year.
Jeannes was speaking with Bill Good as part of an ongoing partnership between the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and prominent Vancouver radio station CKNW News Talk 980 to bring advice and strategy insight from some of the province’s top executives to the Segal Graduate School.
After starting out as a lawyer, Jeannes always envisioned his career path taking him into the extractive sector, having grown up in a mining community in Nevada. After ten years of practicing law, in which time he facilitated a number of deals for mining corporations, he grew tired of only working as the mechanic in the transactions, and accepted an offer with Placer Dome that started his career in mining. Keep reading…
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