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The 2005 Daniel C. Jackling Award  

Awarded To: Pierre Lassonde

“For his outstanding achievements as a mining industry executive and philanthropist; in particular recognition of his ability to consistently provide superior returns to the shareholders of Newmont Mining Corporation and Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation for more than two decades, his generous contributions to higher education with focus on mining careers, his always energetic and productive ability to creatively challenge the status quo in the mining industry; and for his lecture, ‘Gold; A Lesson in Monetary History’.”
Pierre Lassonde was elected President of Newmont Mining Corporation, effective February 2002. He joined the Company following Newmont’s acquisition of Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited, which he co-founded and served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1982.

He began his mining career with Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco as a Cost Engineer followed by a Senior Planning Analyst role with Rio Algom Ltd. in Toronto. In 1980 he went to work for one of Canada’s largest institutional money managers, Beutel Goodman & Co., heading their precious metals division as President. He managed the very successful Dynamic Precious Metal Fund. Mr. Lassonde is one of the most prominent gold commentators and the author of the Gold Book, The Complete Investment Guide to Precious Metals.

He has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Montreal, 1967 and a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, 1981. He graduated with a master of business administration degree from the University of Utah in 1973 and was designated a Professional Engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario) in 1976. Mr. Lassonde earned the qualification of Chartered Financial Analyst from the University of Virginia in 1984. He was conferred an honorary doctor’s degree from the University of Toronto in 2001 and the University of Montreal in 2002. In January 2003 he was made a member of the Order of Canada.

About The Daniel C. Jackling Award:

The Daniel C. Jackling Award, established in 1953, and funded by AIME, is presented for significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics.


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