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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
11:45 AM
 - 1:30 PM
Fairmont Royal York

Revitalizing the Canadian Mining Ecosystem

Ilan Bahar (BMO), Sean Boyd (Agnico Eagle Mines), Aline Cote (Glencore) & Daniella Dimitrov (Mining Executive), with Tim Kiladze (The Globe and Mail)
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Join Canadian Club Toronto on March 6 to hear mining industry leaders discuss the current landscape of Canadian mining and its aims for the future. The panel will discuss strategies to maintain Canada’s traditional leadership in the global mining arena. Topics will include an assessment of Canada’s current standing in the industry, Toronto’s influence in mining finance, the impact of EVs on critical minerals supply chains, the role of ESG investing in the development of sustainable mining practices, the evolution of partnerships with Indigenous peoples, training and infrastructure, and the impact of geopolitics on the sector. Moderated by Tim Kiladze, Financial Reporter, The Globe and Mail this expert panel will feature:

  • Ilan Bahar – Managing Director and Co-Head, Global Metals & Mining, BMO Capital Markets
  • Sean Boyd – Chair of the Board, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
  • Aline Cote – Industrial Co-Lead for Zinc and Lead, Glencore
  • Daniella Dimitrov – Mining Executive & Corporate Director


*For virtual attendees, please note that the live stream will begin at approximately 12:40 pm ET & the link will be provided closer to the event date*



Ilan Bahar

Co-Head, Global Metals & Mining, BMO Capital Markets

Ilan is Co-Head of BMO Capital Markets’ Global Metals & Mining Group, having joined the firm in 2005. Ilan is responsible for the strategic direction, coordination, and performance of the Global Metals & Mining practice. Representative transactions include advising Detour on its C$4.9Bn sale to Kirkland Lake, advising Kirkland Lake on its US$10Bn merger with Agnico Eagle, advising Newmont on its US$10Bn combination with Goldcorp and Nevada joint venture with Barrick, advising Vale on its US$690 mm cobalt stream sale, advising Thompson Creek on its US$1.1Bn sale to Centerra, and acting as bookrunner for over C$2.5 bn of equity and equity-linked offerings for Detour Gold. Ilan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering and was awarded the W.S. Wilson Medal upon graduation.


Sean Boyd

Chair of the Board of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Mr. Boyd serves as the Chair of the Board of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Chair of the Board from February 2022 until his retirement in December 2023, and Vice Chairman and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 1998 to 2022. Before his appointment as CEO, Mr. Boyd served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1998 and Comptroller from 1985 to 1990.

During Mr. Boyd’s tenure as CEO, Agnico Eagle grew from a small, single mine gold producer to a multi-mine international gold mining company. In December 2020, the Globe and Mail ROB Magazine recognized him as its Global Visionary of the Year CEO. He was recognized as The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the Year in 2007 and 2017 and appeared on the list of The Best-Performing CEOs in the World in the Harvard Business Review in 2010, 2016 and 2017.

In 2019, Mr. Boyd was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) as a Fellow, the highest honour bestowed upon a CPA within the accounting profession. In 2021, Mr. Boyd received the degree Doctor of Laws honoris causa, from St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia).

Mr. Boyd served on the Board of Directors of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (2013 – 2022). He has also served on the Boards of the World Gold Council and the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors.

Prior to joining Agnico Eagle in 1985, Mr. Boyd was a staff accountant with Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young). He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.).


Aline Cote

Industrial Co-Lead for Zinc and Lead, Glencore

In 2022, Aline Cote was appointed as the first female Industrial Lead of Glencore International AG, as co-Industrial Lead of Zinc industrial assets. She began her career as an exploration geologist for Noranda Inc. and transitioned thereafter into project management and technical services roles under Xstrata plc and Glencore. Ms. Cote holds a bachelor’s degree in Science (Geology) from the University of Quebec (1998), post graduate studies in Geology at Laurentian University (2000) and an MBA from the University of Quebec (2008).


Daniella Dimitrov

Mining Executive & Corporate Director

Daniella has 20+ years of executive and governance experiences. Daniella currently is a consultant in the mining and battery materials refinery space. Daniella’s previous roles include President and CFO and Interim CEO of a gold producer and $2B+ mine developer; CEO and CFO of a multi mine gold/copper producer; a partner at an independent natural resources investment bank; Executive Vice-Chair of an iron ore developer; and COO of a national wealth management and capital markets firm.

Daniella serves and has served as a director of nine companies in the natural resources, energy and chemicals industries. Daniella is currently a director of Nexa Resources, the fifth largest zinc miner and metallic zinc producer globally with six mines and three smelters in South America (and a member of its Sustainability & Capital Projects and Audit committees) and a trustee of Chemtrade Logistics, a provider of chemicals and services including to the mining industry (and a member of the Responsible Care, Compensation and Corporate Governance committees and Chair of the Audit committee).

Daniella was chosen as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for 2016, was a Canada Board Diversity Council – 2016 Diversity 50 Candidate and has the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certification, an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management and Schulich School of Business and a law degree from the University of Windsor.


Tim Kiladze 

Financial Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Tim joined the Globe in 2010 and initially wrote for Streetwise, a capital markets vertical, but now covers many facets of Bay Street and government finance. His current writing includes columns, profiles and features that explore investment trends, alleged frauds and power— who has it and who wants it.

Tim has been nominated for three National Newspaper Awards — for coverage of BlackBerry’s demise, the trouble with executive pay, and the collapse of Bridging Finance, a private debt lender that fooled Bay Street — and won two.

Tim also writes for Report on Business Magazine and his features have explored who killed Encana, the Canadian energy giant that used to rule Calgary, and Shopify’s misery once the pandemic bubble popped. Tim has been nominated for two national magazine awards, one for an investigation into Kevin O’Leary’s business history, and the other for the mess inside former mutual fund giant AGF. The latter won a silver medal.

Before joining the Globe, Tim worked in fixed-income sales and trading at RBC Dominion Securities and investment banking at National Bank Financial