Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Engquist brings 30 years of leadership and extensive development experience overseeing the de-risking and advancement of numerous mining projects from early-stage exploration through start-up and operations. Previously, he led operations, technical studies, work programs, permitting, and stakeholder relations as COO of First Mining Gold. He is experienced in negotiation and structures of financings, M&A, and strategic partnership agreements. Some recent development projects of his include First Mining’s Springpole gold project, South32’s Hermosa zinc project, and Zijin Mining's Timok copper project in Serbia. He’s also led various other projects within Oxygen Capital’s managed group of companies where he was responsible for advancing a portfolio of assets through various stages of development through the start of production. He’s previously held key management roles on large capital projects and operations within AngloGold Ashanti and Rio Tinto. Mr. Engquist serves as a Director and Board Advisor on other public and private organizations. He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Michigan Technological University.