• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Ronald Thiessen

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Ron Thiessen holds a BComm degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. As President and CEO of Northern Dynasty since 2000, he had led corporate development and financing activities for the company, enabling the company to advance the project to one of the world’s most important mineral resources. He is a director of Northern Dynasty and the Pebble Limited Partnership, as well as serving on the board of several other publicly-listed companies. His work on behalf of Northern Dynasty and other companies has been recognized by several different awards. Mr. Thiessen and the Northern Dynasty team received the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for the Pebble East deposit in 2007. He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008 and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011. In 2013, he was presented with the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and a fellowship (FCPA, FCA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. In addition, he is the Chairman of Taseko Mines limited, which operates Canada’s 2nd largest Copper mine, and is in the process of developing the Florence Copper mine in Arizona, using the innovative technology of in-situ records.

Sessions With Ronald Thiessen

Thursday, 9 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 05:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 06:00 pm

    Decarbonization: Learnings from the mining industry

    The mining industry has many opportunities to drive down emissions from its energy-intensive operations and supply chain. What are the miners’ experiences in reducing emissions to date; for example, through digital transformation and automation of operations, electrification, energy efficiency, using biofuels or other low-carbon fuels in extraction or supply chain optimization including the use of blockchain applications, etc.?