Ian W. Telfer is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded 5 companies, among them: Gold Wheaton Gold Corp., TVX Gold, Inc. and Peak Gold Ltd. and who has been the head of 8 different companies. Presently, Mr. Telfer holds the position of Chairman for Goldcorp, Inc. and Chairman of Aris Gold Corp. He is also on the board of Lihir Gold Ltd., The Fraser Institute, Renaissance Oil Corp. and Special Olympics Canada Foundation and Member of National Association of Corporate Directors (Virginia), Member of Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Member of Institute of Corporate Directors.
In his past career he was President & Chief Executive Officer for itemus, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman for UrAsia Energy Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman for Uranium One, Inc., President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at TVX Gold, Inc. (he founded the company), Chairman for World Gold Council Ltd. and Director at Peak Gold Ltd.
He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.