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Robert McEwen, Executive Chairman & Chief Owner                  

About Rob

Rob is the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, which has four producing mines located in Nevada, Ontario, Mexico and Argentina. Rob has been associated with the gold industry all his career, his first 18 years in the investment industry and since 1990 as CEO of several gold mining companies. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp, where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $8 billion. At McEwen Mining (MUX) he owns 17% of the company and takes a salary of $1/ year. The cost of his investment in MUX and McEwen Copper exceeds US$220 million. Rob and his wife, Cheryl, have donated over $60 million to encourage excellence and innovation in healthcare and education. Rob was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007, the Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013, was inducted into the Mining Hall of Fame in 2017 and has Honorary Doctorate of Law Degrees from York University and Western University. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Schulich School of Business; X Prize Foundation: Vision Circle and Board of Trustees; a member of CEO (Chief Executive Organization) and of WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) and serves on the Advisory Board of the McEwen School of Architecture.
  • Some of Rob’s awards:
  • 2000: Business Week elects Goldcorp as one of 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide;
  • 2002: Ernst & Young’s Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Energy;
  • 2003: Northern Miners’ Mining Man of the Year;
  • 2004: Outstanding Achievement Award “Philanthropy” by the Canada Museum Association;
  • 2005: Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from York University;
  • 2006: Most Innovative CEO by Canadian Business Magazine;
  • 2007: Order of Canada;
  • 2013: Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Award;
  • 2014: Weizmann Canada's Leading Man Award;
  • 2017: Inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
  • 2018: Bryden Alumni Award.

William Shaver, Chief Operating Officer                                        

Mr. Shaver is a seasoned mining executive with over 50 years of management and executive experience in all facets of mine design, construction, and operations. In 1980, he was a founder of Dynatec Corporation, which became one of the leading contracting and mine operating groups in North America. In 2013, he was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his devotion to bringing innovation to the mining industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of INV Metals before its sale to Dundee Precious Metals. He completed the Technician Program at the Haileybury School of Mines and is a Professional Engineer with a BSc in Mining Engineering from Queens University in Kingston. He is also a designated Independent Corporate Director, having received his ICD.D designation in 2019.

Perry Ing, Chief Financial Officer                                       

Perry Ing has 25 years experience in the Canadian mining industry. Over the past 15 years, he has held positions as Chief Financial Officer of Mountain Province Diamonds, Kirkland Lake Gold and McEwen Mining. Prior to that he worked at Barrick Gold and Goldcorp and started his career in the mining practice at PwC. Perry obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada, Certified Professional Accountant in the United States and is also a CFA Charterholder.

Carmen L. Diges, General Counsel & Secretary                               

Carmen Diges has been closing international deals for over 20 years. An international entrepreneur, she has hand-built her practice by developing extensive local and global networks. She is sought out worldwide, by boards, bankers, CEOs and governments, for her business counsel, contacts and commercial knowledge.


Michael Meding, Vice President and General Manager - McEwen Copper

Mr. Meding has over 20 years of international experience, primarily with major mining companies such as Barrick Gold and Trafigura, including extensive experience with project development and operations in Argentina. While at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine in Argentina, he played a key role in the turnaround, extension of the mine life, and subsequent strategic partnering with Shandong Gold. Mr. Meding is trilingual (Spanish-English-German) and holds an MBA from Indiana University in Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany.

Stefan Spears, Vice President - Corporate Development         

Stefan Spears has worked with McEwen and its predecessor companies since 2005. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President of Projects with leadership over our US based portfolio of assets, particularly the early development of the Gold Bar Mine from exploration, to resource growth, to pre-feasibility and permitting. From 2012 to 2015, Stefan started and later sold a successful manufacturing enterprise outside the mining sector. In 2015, Stefan rejoined McEwen to work collaboratively across many departments and initiatives, including: addressing market related challenges, technical problem solving, the acquisition of Black Fox, and corporate finance needs. During his 15-year career in mining, Stefan has been involved in numerous mergers, acquisitions and financings. His primary responsibilities involve implementing the chosen corporate growth strategy, streamline our existing portfolio of projects, and support corporate communications and investor relations. Stefan also serves on the boards of directors of two other listed companies. Stefan holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston.

Adrian Blanco S., Director - America and Mexico Operations

Adrian has extensive international experience in several industrial sectors and has held executive positions in Mexico, United States, Peru and Argentina. He joined the McEwen Mining team in 2015 and has led a successful business transformation towards operational discipline, best business practices and financial profitability at Compañia Minera Pangea and McEwen Mining Nevada. Adrian promotes the highest industry safety standards, innovation, and competitiveness; and he is responsible for defining the growth strategies to expand McEwen Mining’s presence in the United States and Mexico. Adrian is fluent in English and Spanish and most recently has graduated from an Executive Management Program at IPADE and Harvard Business School.

Luke Willis, Director - Resource Modelling                           

About Luke

Prior to joining McEwen Mining, Luke Willis served as Resource Geologist at Goldcorp's Red Lake mine in northwestern Ontario. The Red Lake mine is considered to be the highest grade gold mine in the world. While at Goldcorp, Luke was primarily responsible for reviewing and publishing geological resource estimates for the mine and previously worked on underground grade control and mining dilution. Luke also served as a Geologist at Barrick Gold's Hemlo mine in northwestern Ontario. Luke is responsible for our resource modeling and estimates.


David Tyler, Project Director - McEwen Copper                    

David Tyler is a senior mining executive with over 30 years expertise in innovation, planning, engineering, permitting, startup and operations of successful mines internationally. He has authored multiple feasibility studies of major precious and base metals mining projects globally including in South America. David was previously the Study Director for Newmont Mining, VP Technical Services for Coeur Mining and the Vice President Project Development for Twin Metals, leading a $1.1B Copper-Nickel development project near an environmentally sensitive national wilderness area.

Rory Greyvensteyn, Director of Operations - Canada