President, Barrick Gold Corporation
Opening Ceremonies & Keynote
Kelvin Dushnisky was appointed President of Barrick in August 2015 and joined the company’s Board of Directors in February 2016. He has held a series of progressively senior positions since joining the company in 2002. As President, Mr. Dushnisky provides overall leadership to the organization and holds responsibility for the execution of Barrick’s strategic priorities, financial performance and operating results, growth (reserves, projects, corporate development) and capital allocation decisions. Mr. Dushnisky is also responsible for communications with the media, shareholders and other stakeholders.
In 2013, Mr. Dushnisky was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of London-listed African Barrick Gold plc (Now Acacia Mining plc).
Prior to Barrick, Mr. Dushnisky served as Vice Chairman, General Counsel and a founding Director of EuroZinc Mining Corporation, Vice President of Sutton Resources Ltd. (acquired by Barrick) and Vice President of Rescan Consultants Inc. He has served on the boards of directors for a number of publicly listed companies.
Mr. Dushnisky holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and J.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Business Council of Canada, the Institute of the Americas, the Canadian Council for the Americas (Vice-Chair) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dushnisky represents Barrick at the World Gold Council (Chair, Investment Committee), and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the Accenture Global Mining Executive Council. Mr. Dushnisky is a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors of the University Health Network (UHN).