DR. K. Sethu Raman
Dr. K.Sethu Raman is a proven mine finder and a successful entrepreneur with more than 46 years of international experience in all phases of exploration, mine development, acquisitions and operations as well as experience in financial and legal areas. He has pioneered many new exploration concepts and strategies which have led to the discovery of eleven significant gold, silver, copper, zinc, phosphate and uranium deposits located near established mining camps, seven of which went on to become producing gold mines in Canada.
As President and CEO of Holmer Gold Mines Ltd (1985-2004) and Director and Advisor to Lake Shore Gold Corp (2004-2016), Dr. Raman has been the driving force behind the discovery and development of the Timmins West Gold mine in a previously unknown faulted extension of the Timmins Mining Camp. The surrounding area hosts several deposits and profitable mines operated by Lake Shore Gold with an annual production of 180,000 ounces of gold in 2014. On April 1, 2016 Lake Shore accepted a friendly $945M takeover offer by Tahoe Resources Inc.
Dr. Raman previously spent 13 years with Campbell Chibougamau Mines/Campbell Resources and the Royex Gold Mining Group of companies controlled by Ned Goodman. He joined as a Research Geologist and held various management positions including Vice President from 1980 to 1986. Here he played a key role in the discovery and development of six gold mines in Quebec, Ontario and the Canadian Arctic increasing the market cap from $25M to $1B. Subsequently these companies were sold to Home Stake Mining (now Barrick Gold) and Patino Mining Corp.
He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Carleton University and a UNESCO Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of Vienna, Austria.