Project Manager, Côté Gold Project, IAMGOLD Corporation
Steven Bowles was appointed Project Manager for the Côté Gold Project, a joint venture between IAMGOLD Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Mining, in 2017. In his role, he provides leadership for the development of Côté Gold’s open pit mine, concentrator and supporting infrastructure, the establishment of power and environmental permits and the implementation of an impact-benefits agreement with the project’s First Nation partners.
Steven is a business professional in the mining & metals industry with experience in business development, project management and operations management.
Steven holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is fluent in English and French, and speaks basic Spanish.
Steven was previously Operations Manager at Raglan Mine in Nunavik where he managed its four underground mines and its technical services teams to achieve record-setting safety and production performance for that operation. He also served as Capital Projects Director at Raglan which included the development of two underground mines and concentrator plant growth projects budgeted at $550M. Prior to that, he worked as Project Manager for the $1.2B Cobre Panama concentrator project and led field execution teams in the Middle East on the $5.7B Emirates Aluminium and $4.5B Qatalum Aluminium Smelter projects.
In 2014, Steven received the Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award granted by the Canadian Institute of Mining for outstanding leadership.
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