People: Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)
Mr. Greg McKnight is Senior Vice President - Business Development of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. McKnight joined Yamana as Vice President, Business Development in February 2004. Mr. McKnight has approximately 23 years of mining focussed investment banking and corporate experience. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was a director in the investment banking division of Canaccord Capital Corporation (“Canaccord”), a position he held since December 2001. Prior to his tenure at Canaccord, he held various mining related positions including senior roles within other Canadian investment banks and being the President of a publicly traded Canadian junior mining company. During the year prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was instrumental in his capacity as an investment banker in structuring the reverse takeover transaction and raising the equity for Yamana that enabled the Company to re-capitalize and re-position itself as a gold production company. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
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