President & CEO, Integra Resources, Canada
With over 25 years of experience in the mining industry, George understands the opportunities for innovation. In 2016, as Executive Chairman of Integra Gold Corp., he issued his challenge to the mining industry with the Gold Rush Challenge, the industry’s largest ever crowdsourcing campaign, and proceeded to co-found #DisruptMining, now the industry’s tech accelerator. With new technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality changing mineral exploration, George is an in-demand speaker who can explain what’s happening now, and what’s coming next.
George is currently the President and CEO of Integra Resources, a junior mining company with operations in Idaho, USA. He has been involved in $1.4 billion of M&A transactions, either through asset sales or junior mining companies he helped build.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Montreal – Ecole Polytechnique.