People: Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)
Mr. John A. Begeman is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Begeman is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 35 years of mining experience. He currently sits on the board of directors of Premier Gold Mines Limited. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avion Gold Corporation, as the Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex Canada Inc. and as Vice President, Western Operations of Goldcorp Inc. In his capacity for Goldcorp, he was responsible for its surface gold operations in South Dakota and the Industrial Minerals Division in Saskatchewan. Prior to his employment at Goldcorp, Mr. Begeman held various engineering and management positions with Morrison Knudsen Company in the contract mining operations group throughout the Western United States. Mr. Begeman holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering Management and an MBA. He is Premier Gold Mines Limited, (since May 2006); Endeavor Mining Corporation, (from October 2012 to December 2012); Avion Gold Corporation, (from September 2008 to October 2012); Valencia Ventures Inc., (from June 2008 to June 2012).
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