CEO and Vice-Chairman, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
” The Future Belongs to the North: Why Canada Needs an Arctic Strategy “
Nov 19, 2019
No business succeeds for long unless it has a good strategy – a well-executed strategy that works for the benefit of all stakeholders.
The same holds true for governments. As Canada’s newly elected government takes office, it must continue to renew our country’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. It must allow the Nunavummiut to determine and govern their own future; a future that unlocks the potential of their people and rich natural heritage.
As the biggest miner and largest private sector employer in Nunavut – with two mines, over 2,000 employees and nearly 700 Inuit working for it in the Kivalliq region – Agnico Eagle CEO Sean Boyd understands the potential of the region and the need to bring prosperity to Canada’s North. He is determined to ensure that mining works for all Canadians.
Sean Boyd opens a dialogue with stakeholders on developing a comprehensive Arctic Strategy that will improve the quality of life in Canada’s North. A strategy that identifies the responsible development of Canada’s northern resources as key to bringing more job opportunities, higher education, improved food security, and a reduced dependence on polluting fossil fuels to Canada’s North. A strategy that brings together all stakeholders and levels of government to invest in building the social and economic infrastructure that is so vital to the North’s future, and to protecting Canada’s own borders and Arctic sovereignty.
Sean Boyd serves as the Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Sean was appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in 1998 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1998 and Comptroller from 1985 to 1990.
During Sean’s tenure as CEO, Agnico Eagle has grown from a small, single mine gold producer to a multi-mine international gold mining company. Sean has been recognized as The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the year in 2007 and 2017. He has appeared on the list of The Best-Performing CEOs in the World in the Harvard Business Review in 2010, 2016 and 2017.
Sean also serves on the Board of Directors for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where he chairs the Granting, Impact and Stewardship Committee. He has also served on the Board of the World Gold Council and as a member of the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors.
Prior to joining Agnico Eagle in 1985, Sean was a staff accountant with Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young). He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.).