TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA – Ivanhoe Mines President Marna Cloete, on behalf of all the women and men of the company, today congratulated Founder and Executive Co-Chairman, Robert Friedland, on his induction into the American Mining Hall of Fame for accomplishments during his distinguished career in the international mining industry.
Mr. Friedland’s formal induction ceremony was held in Tucson on December 4th, and attended by approximately 500 people. The American Mining Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements advancing the American and/or global mineral resources industry.
Mr. Friedland was presented with a bronze plaque with the inscription commemorating his significant accomplishments: “Robert M. Friedland has been recognized by leaders of the international financial sector and mineral resource industries as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder. He has successfully developed a portfolio of respected public and private companies whose initiatives have led to several of the world’s most significant mineral discoveries and mine developments, applications of disruptive technologies and contributions to significant economic growth in established and emerging markets in the Asia Pacific Region, Southern Africa and the Americas.”
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“The American Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of individual recognition within the American mining industry. It’s a fantastic distinction for Robert and a well-deserved acknowledgement of his unparalleled achievements in mineral exploration and mine development,” said Ms. Cloete.
“For more than 30 years, Robert has been blazing trails in the industry as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder. He has a natural propensity for overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges to turn dreams into reality.”
Ms. Cloete added that the management and employees of Ivanhoe Mines are privileged to have Mr. Friedland’s guiding leadership, vision, limitless energy and can-do spirit as the company continues its impressive emergence as a modern, major mining company with leading ESG credentials.
Previous recognitions and distinctions
In 1996, Mr. Friedland, then Co-Chairman of Diamond Fields Resources, was named Developer of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) for his work in establishing and financing companies engaged in mineral exploration and development around the world – a recognition, in part, of his leadership role in the development of the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in Labrador, Canada.
Mr. Friedland received the Dealmaker of the Year Award for the original Ivanhoe Mines (renamed Turquoise Hill Resources in 2012) from Australia's Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in August 2011, which acknowledged his success in "managing some of the more interesting asset development logistics our industry has seen for many years".
In March 2012, Mr. Friedland was recognized as Mining Personality of the Year at the inaugural Asia Mining Awards, sponsored by the Hong Kong-based Asia Mining Club and the Mines & Money conference. The award noted his role in Mongolia's emergence as a major destination for mining investment. Ivanhoe Mines' Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex in Mongolia’s South Gobi region also was voted Project Development of the Year.
Mr. Friedland was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in January 2016, honoring him as “a dynamic, transformative force in the Canadian and international mining industries” and “one of the most recognized mining personalities and achievers in the world”.
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美国亚利桑那图森 — 艾芬豪矿业总裁玛娜·科洛特 (Marna Cloete) 今天谨代表公司全体员工，祝贺创始人兼执行联席董事长罗伯特·弗里兰德 (Robert Friedland) 入选美国矿业名人堂，体现他多年来在国际采矿业的成就。
1996 年，弗里兰德先生作为当时 Diamond Fields Resources 的联席董事长，被加拿大勘探开发者协会 (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) 评为年度最佳开发商，表彰他在世界各地建立和投资矿产勘探及开发公司所做出的贡献，并肯定了他在加拿大拉布拉多沃伊斯湾 (Voisey's Bay) 镍矿项目中发挥的领导作用。
2011 年 8 月，弗里兰德先生获得澳大利亚采掘商与交易商论坛 (Australia's Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum) 颁发的年度最佳交易商大奖，表彰他在原来的艾芬豪矿业 (于2012年改名为Turquoise Hill Resources) 做出的贡献，以及在"行业多年来举世瞩目的非凡资产开发管理"方面获得的成就。
2012年 3 月，弗里兰德先生在首届亚洲矿业奖 (Asia Mining Awards) 颁奖典礼上获得年度采矿人物奖。该奖项由香港亚洲矿业俱乐部 (Asia Mining Club) 和矿业与投资高峰会 (Mines & Money conference) 赞助，表彰弗里兰德先生对于蒙古成为矿业投资主要目的地发挥的重要作用。当年艾芬豪矿业旗下的奥尤•陶勒盖 (Oyu Tolgoi) 铜-金矿项目也获评年度最佳开发项目。
弗里兰德先生于 2016 年 1 月入选加拿大矿业名人堂，被誉为是"加拿大和国际采矿业充满活力的变革力量"和"世界上最受认可的矿业名人和成就者之一" 。
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