27 operating mines - advanced exploration
124.6 million ounces of gold reserves, 6.2 billion lbs of copper reserves & 1.03 billion ounces of silver
Founder, Chairman & Interim CEO
Peter Munk is the Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation. A well-known Canadian business leader and philanthropist, Mr. Munk has built several enterprises that have achieved outstanding performances.
Starting in 1983, Mr. Munk and his management team have developed Barrick into one of the world's most successful gold producers. Peter Munk's business strengths are evident in Barrick's sound financial management, entrepreneurial character and solid balance sheet.
Mr. Munk graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1952. Among numerous other public honors, he is an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honor for a private citizen
President & Chief Executive Officer
Aaron Regent was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold effective Jan. 16, 2009. Mr. Regent is an experienced executive with a wealth of expertise in the mining and finance sectors.
Before joining Barrick, he was Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management and Co-CEO of its Infrastructure group. Brookfield is a global asset management company with approximately US$90 billion under management.
Mr. Regent previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of global mining company Falconbridge Ltd. from 2002-2005. Following its merger with Noranda, he was President of the combined company, which had over 14,000 employees and mining operations in 18 countries. Falconbridge was sold to Xstrata in 2006 for C$27 billion, then the largest transaction in mining history.
Early in his career, Mr. Regent progressed swiftly through increasingly senior executive roles. His leadership and strategic experience includes two years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Noranda, prior to joining Falconbridge.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, EdperBrascan Corporation, and President & Chief Executive, Trilon Securities Corporation 1993 – 1995
Aaron Regent was born in Ireland in and raised in Alberta, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario before embarking on a business career as a Chartered Accountant.
Executive Vice Chairman
Gregory Wilkins is Executive Vice Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation. He was President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to March 2008 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1991.
Mr. Wilkins first joined Barrick in 1981, prior to its entry into the gold business, and eventually rose to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During those early years, he worked closely with Chairman and Founder Peter Munk and other senior members of the team to build Barrick into a leader in the gold industry.
In 1993, Mr. Wilkins left Barrick to become President and Chief Operating Officer of Horsham Corporation, which was then Barrick's controlling shareholder. Horsham later became TrizecHahn Corporation and Mr. Wilkins remained as President and Chief Operating Officer until the planning of its conversion to a United States Real Estate Investment Trust had been completed and the company relocated to the United States.
Mr. Wilkins is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal.
Peter J. Kinver
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Peter J. Kinver assumed the position of Chief Operating officer on January 1, 2004. He joined Barrick on September 9, 2003 as Executive Vice President, Operations.
Mr. Kinver brings 27 years of international mining experience to Barrick’s senior management team. Prior to Barrick, Mr. Kinver worked for Anglo American Platinum plc in South Africa, where he was responsible for both underground and surface operations for one of the world’s largest platinum operations. Previously, he worked for major mining companies at operations in Mali, Ghana, Oman, England and Namibia.
Mr. Kinver received a B.Sc. (Engineering) from the Royal School of Mines, London in 1976.
Jamie C. Sokalsky
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jamie C. Sokalsky assumed the responsibilities of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation in May 2004.
Previously, Mr. Sokalsky had been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 1999 and Vice President and Treasurer, directing the financial operations of the Company including the successful forward sales program, for six years. Mr. Sokalsky has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University, Ontario and received his chartered accountant designation in 1982.
Alexander J. Davidson
Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development
Alex Davidson is EVP, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for Barrick Gold’s international exploration programs and corporate development activities. Prior to April 2005, he was responsible for Barrick’s exploration strategy and programs as EVP Exploration. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in October 1993 and under his leadership, Barrick’s exploration efforts grew outside of North America and into Latin America and beyond.
Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation. Mr. Davidson has over 25 years' experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world.
In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team’s discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Patrick Garver was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Barrick in December 1993. He became Executive Vice President and General Counsel in December 1995.
Mr. Garver received his juris doctorate from the University of Utah in 1978. Upon graduation he joined Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City, Utah where he came to manage the firm’s natural resources practice group.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Mr. Blasutti is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Barrick Gold Corporation. He has played a key role in the implementation of strategic development opportunities and multiple acquisitions. Mr. Blasutti was previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he planned, supervised and managed audits for a variety of clients. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Blasutti was recently appointed Director of Noront Resources