President and CEO | Integra Resources
George Salamis, with over 25 years of experience in the mining industry, is a champion for innovation and disruptive thinking. At Integra Gold’s 2016 Gold Rush Challenge – the industry’s largest ever crowdsourcing campaign – George called upon the industry to “get off the sidelines and into the innovation game”. Building on the success of this challenge, which saw new technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality being applied to mineral exploration, George is a frequent speaker on new technologies being applied to all stages of mining. In July 2017, George was Executive Chairman of Integra Gold and led the successful sale of Integra Gold to Eldorado Gold for CAD$590 million, proving that collaborative efforts, creative outside-the-box thinking and company culture driven by innovation and disruption can deliver value to shareholders and stakeholders. In August 2017, George and his team launched Integra Resources with the plan to once again deliver upside exploration potential in a world-class mining jurisdiction. George is also currently a Director of Contact Gold. Previously, George was involved in $1.4 billion of M&A transactions, either through asset sales or junior mining companies he helped build. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Montréal – École Polytechnique.