Mr. de Jong has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Integra Gold since 2012. Under his leadership, Mr. de Jong has attracted a high calibre team of geologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and consultants to advance Integra Gold’s Lamaque project towards production. He has been instrumental in the financing of the Company, having raised over $110 million in equity at subsequently higher prices since assuming the Chief Executive Officer position, despite the recent challenges faced by the mining sector.
Integra Gold’s strong financial positon has enabled an aggressive exploration and growth strategy which underpins the Company’s proven ability to create value in all market conditions. Mr. de Jong has embarked on a number of innovative, unconventional and creative initiatives including the transformative and opportunistic acquisition of the Sigma-Lamaque Mill and Mine Complex, valued at over $100 million, and the $1 million Integra Gold Rush Challenge.
Mr. de Jong holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University and is also a Director of Eastmain Resources Inc.