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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美國亞利桑那圖森 — 艾芬豪礦業總裁瑪娜·科洛特 (Marna Cloete) 今天謹代表公司全體員工，祝賀創始人兼執行聯席董事長羅伯特·弗里蘭德 (Robert Friedland) 入選美國礦業名人堂，體現他多年來在國際采礦業的成就。
1996 年，弗里蘭德先生作為當時 Diamond Fields Resources 的聯席董事長，被加拿大勘探開發者協會 (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) 評為年度最佳開發商，表彰他在世界各地建立和投資礦產勘探及開發公司所做出的貢獻，并肯定了他在加拿大拉布拉多沃伊斯灣 (Voisey's Bay) 鎳礦項目中發揮的領導作用。
2011 年 8 月，弗里蘭德先生獲得澳大利亞采掘商與交易商論壇 (Australia's Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum) 頒發的年度最佳交易商大獎，表彰他在原來的艾芬豪礦業 (于2012年改名為Turquoise Hill Resources) 做出的貢獻，以及在"行業多年來舉世矚目的非凡資產開發管理"方面獲得的成就。
2012年 3 月，弗里蘭德先生在首屆亞洲礦業獎 (Asia Mining Awards) 頒獎典禮上獲得年度采礦人物獎。該獎項由香港亞洲礦業俱樂部 (Asia Mining Club) 和礦業與投資高峰會 (Mines & Money conference) 贊助，表彰弗里蘭德先生對于蒙古成為礦業投資主要目的地發揮的重要作用。當年艾芬豪礦業旗下的奧尤?陶勒蓋 (Oyu Tolgoi) 銅-金礦項目也獲評年度最佳開發項目。
弗里蘭德先生于 2016 年 1 月入選加拿大礦業名人堂，被譽為是"加拿大和國際采礦業充滿活力的變革力量"和"世界上最受認可的礦業名人和成就者之一" 。
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