Chairman and Chief Owner | McEwen Mining Inc.
Rob McEwen is the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. He is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., which is one of the largest gold producers in the world. In 1990, Rob jumped from the investment industry into the mining industry. By 1993, he had begun a consolidation of five companies that would take eight years to complete. The resultant company was Goldcorp Inc., which has become a gold mining powerhouse. During the last 13 years of Rob’s time as Goldcorp’s CEO, the company’s market capitalization grew from $50 million to over $8 billion, and its share price grew at a compound annual rate of 31%. Rob and his wife, Cheryl, have donated in excess of $50 million to encourage excellence and innovation in healthcare and education. Their donations have led to the establishment of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Toronto General Hospital, the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University, the McEwen Leadership Program at St. Andrew’s College and, most recently, the Graduate Study and Research Building at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Rob was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws and an MBA from York University and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. He also received the 2001 PDAC Developer of the Year Award and was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2017.